Do you have a new or reluctant reader in your family? If so, we have just the program for you! Our very popular PAWS for Reading program -- which started at the Golden Library last year -- is now available at libraries throughout Jefferson County!
We're partnering with the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program to give young readers the encouragement they need to improve their reading skills. In this program, we invite kids to read to trained therapy dogs. Research has shown that these programs are particularly helpful for reluctant readers. They tend to be much more comfortable reading to dogs because there’s no stress and no judgment. And parents have reported that children participating in the program turn to reading more at home, show a greater willingness to read aloud at school, and are more disposed to venturing into increasingly difficult reading materials.
Registration is required for these programs; to register, call 303-235-5275 or ask staff for details.
11 a.m., second and third Saturday of the month
1 p.m., first and second Saturday of the month
4 p.m., second and third Tuesday of the month
1 p.m., fourth Saturday of the month
Standley Lake Library
4 p.m., third Thursday of the month