Dear Parents and Teachers,
I would like to tell you about a great reading program we have here at the library on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:00. It is called Tales for Tails and is geared toward new or reluctant readers.
Each week readers have an opportunity to read to a very mellow service dog. Dogs are great listeners! They listen attentively (when they don’t fall asleep!), they do not judge, laugh or criticize. They allow children to proceed at their own pace and are less intimidating than their peers.
This is how it works.
Kids are allowed a slot of time, usually for 10 or 15 minutes. Reservations may be made ahead of time, but there is often room to fit in a reader. It takes place in one of our little study rooms and we have a bean bag on the floor for the reader. It is very popular and studies have shown that reading programs like this really do show results in children’s reading ability.
This is a great opportunity for students of the Winters Joint School District.
Call the library for more details or just come in on a Tuesday afternoon and check it out!
Librarian, Winters Community Library