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.

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

Library Sessions

Walt Library


Angela and Mojo

Starts March 9th, 2019

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

To register contact Anglea at 


South Library


Heather and Nanook 

Starts March 10th, 2019

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

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

Eiseley Library


Ellie and Daisy

Starts March 10th, 2019

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

To register contact Ellie at





Anderson Library

Kate Eubanks and Pearl 
Lori Gokie and Harry
Drop-ins from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
No registration required

Lori and Harry

Kate and Pearl

Starts March 10th, 2018

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

Drop Ins

No registration needed

Gere Library


Mimi and Hugh

Starts March 7th, 2019

Thursdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Call Mimi at 402-217-9019.

Allison and Rainy (the cat)

Starts March 5th, 2019

Tuesdays at 7:00-7:50 p.m.

Contact: allisontalkspets@gmail.com 

Bennett Martin Library


Janae and Pax

Starts March 7th, 2019

Thursdays 4:00-5:00 p.m. 


No registrations needed