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 October 8th, 2018.


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

Library Sessions

Walt Library

Angela Herbert and Mojo

Saturdays 10:00- 11:00 a.m. 

Starts October 13th

To register contact Angela at anjherbert@me.com 

South Libary

Heather Arnold and Nanook 

Sundays 2:00-3:30 p.m. 

Starts October 14th

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

Eiseley Library

Ellie Phillips and Daisy 

Sundays 4:00-5:30 p.m.  

Starts October 14th.

To register contact Ellie at elliephillips11@gmail.com 

Anderson Library

Dr. Katherine Zupancic and Eleanor

Drop-ins Sundays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Starts October 14th

No need to register for drop-ins!

Gere Library

Dr. Mimi Harvey and Hugh - Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Starts October 11th

To register contact Mimi at  402-217-9019