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 looking dumb--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 March 19th, 2018.

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

Library Sessions

Walt Library

Starts March 19th

Mondays from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Contact:  Victoria Heaton

email: vpheaton@gmail.com

South Libary

Starts March 25th

Sundays from 2:00-3:20 p.m.

​Contact:  Bill Ray

 email: weray@windstream.net

Eiseley Library

Starts March 24th

Saturdays from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Contact:  Ellie Phillips

email: elliephillips11@gmail.com




Anderson Library

Starts March 25th

​Drop ins - Sundays starting at 4:00 p.m

Gere Library

Starts March 25th
Sundays 2:00-4:00  p.m.

Contact:  Mimi Harvey

Starts March 24th
​​​​Saturdays from 11:00- 12:30
Contact:  Jeanne Bishop

email: hjbishop@neb.rr.com