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Reading to Dogs

Reading to Dogs

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  • Thu 30 Jul ’15, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Thu 6 Aug ’15, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Thu 13 Aug ’15, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Thu 20 Aug ’15, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Thu 27 Aug ’15, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Thu 3 Sep ’15, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Thu 10 Sep ’15, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Thu 17 Sep ’15, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Thu 24 Sep ’15, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
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Shirley Public Library, 36 Marshland Rd, Shirley, Christchurch


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

A 'fur-tastic' programme for growing readers!

Christchurch City Libraries 'Reading to Dogs' programme is designed to provide a relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere which encourages children to practice their reading skills and develop a love of reading.

The programme uses dogs who are now the beloved pets of the Christchurch City Council Animal Control team. These furry friends have all been trained and tested for health, safety and temperament. Our dogs:

- Can increase a child's relaxation while reading
- Listen attentively
- Do not laugh, judge or criticise
- Allow children to proceed at their own pace
- Can be less intimidating than a child's peers.

Library staff and a dog handler will be present at all times to help facilitate the sessions.

Each session is 15 minutes long.

Bookings Required. Don't miss out on this fun programme! Please call: 941 7923 or book at Shirley Library.

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