Read to a Dog at Pierce County Libraries

Reading aloud helps young children improve their literacy skills, and what could be better at encouraging them to confidently sound out words than a wagging tail during Pierce County Library System’s Read to a Dog events?

For the next two months, the Pierce County Library System is hosting read aloud events with therapy dogs to help your little ones develop their skills in an environment where they feel safe and encouraged.

“Read to a Dog combines learning and enjoyment,” said Pierce County Library System executive director Georgia Lomax. “Kids get comfortable reading out loud because they are reading to an audience that loves every minute of it. It doesn’t matter if the kids make mistakes or get stuck. The dogs are happy to listen and this gives the young readers the encouragement they need.”

Upcoming Read to a Dog Events:

Fife Pierce County Library, 6622 20th St. E., Fife

4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14
4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 20
4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 28
4 to 5 p.m, Monday, Dec. 4
4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12
4 to 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 18
4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 26

Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library, 13718 Pacific Ave. S., Tacoma

5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27

is an assistant editor at South Sound magazine. Email her.
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