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Doggone good listeners to visit Rocklin Library

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Parents looking for a way to develop a child’s confidence in reading won’t want to miss the Read to Dogs Program at the Rocklin Library. Children, who may be hesitant to read out loud to their peers, may be more comfortable reading to a dog who sits calmly, quietly and doesn’t talk back. Children who stutter or have other reading issues may be less self-conscious and could gain confidence through this program. Two therapy dogs along with their handlers will be on hand to listen to children reading stories aloud from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 and again on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Readers will be taken on a first come first served basis. Library staff will have some books selected; however, children can bring a book from home or select one from the library’s collection. The program is being offered in cooperation with Lend a Heart, an all volunteer non-profit serving the greater Sacramento area since 1987. To learn more about their animal assisted programs visit their website at: lendaheart.org. ~ Staff report ________ Read to Dogs Program When: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Oct. 9 Where: Rocklin Library, 4890 Granite Dr., Rocklin Info: www.lendaheart.org