R.E.A.D- Reading Education Assistance Dogs


What is R.E.A.D.?

Sometimes, kids who are learning to read get stressed, not because they aren't capable of reading, but because they get nervous and self-conscious. They worry about making mistakes, they worry about not looking smart--and all those worries make it hard to focus. They dread reading in front of their friends, so they often "freeze up" and things just get worse.

When they read with a dog, right away they start to relax, and then they forget about feeling self-conscious or nervous, and pretty soon things start to flow a little better. Before they know it, they are enjoying the experience of reading instead of dreading it. They are even looking forward to the next time. It is simple, and it works beautifully!

"READ to a Dog" at the Lincoln Public Libraries

"READ to a Dog" is open to children ages 5-13. The next sessions begins the week of October 7, 2019 and ends November 18, 2019. This is a six week program.

Pre-registration is required. Register by contacting the "Read to a Dog" volunteer at the participating libraries listed below.

Walt Branch Library


Allison Hunter and Rainy

Wednesdays from 6:30-7:50 p.m. To register, please contact Allison at 



Dr. Mimi Harvey and Hugh

Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. No session - October 31st

To register, please contact Dr. Harvey at 402-217-9019 


Angela Herbert and Mojo

Saturdays from 10:15-11:45 a.m.

To register, please contact Angela at Anjherbert@gmail.com

South Branch Library


Heather Arnold and Nanook

Sundays from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

To register, please contact Heather at arnold.heather4@gmail.com 

Eiseley Branch Library


Ellie Phillips and Daisy

Sundays from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

To register, please contact Ellie at elliephillips11@gmail.com

First session on October 13th

Anderson Branch Library


Dr. Katherine Zupancic and Eleanor

No registration needed - Drop-in

Sundays from 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Gere Branch Library


Closed for renovation

Bennett Martin Branch Library


Janae Spiker and Pax

Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

To register, please contact Janae at naeforpets@gmail.com 

Bethany Branch Library


Lori Gokie and Harry

No registration needed - Drop-in  

Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30