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Canines for Literacy

Canines for Literacy

Relax and read with a dog! This program brings dogs and reluctant readers together for 20 minutes of companionship. Handlers and their dogs provide quiet encouragement to children so that they might develop a love of reading and  improve communication skills. Canines for Literacy is an affiliate program of Reading Education Assistance Dogs® (R.E.A.D.®).

Registration is required - please sign up at the Children's Desk at Southwest or give us a call at (919) 560-8592. Please note that you may book one session per day, and sessions are 20 minutes long. Available time slots are as follows: 2:30 PM, 2:50 PM, 3:10 PM, 3:30 PM, 3:50 PM and 4:10 PM

We've moved inside! Please meet us in the Children's Programming room. 

Bow Wow for now! 




If you have questions about accessibility, program stimulation levels, and/or need disability accommodations, please contact us at (919) 560-8592. 

Saturday, September 24, 2022 Show more dates
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Southwest Regional - Children's Programming Room
Southwest Regional Library
  Elementary School     Intergenerational     Kindergarten     Pre-School     Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds  

NOTE: The registration limit refers to people total. When registering, please remember to include ALL people in your party, i.e. the participant plus any additional family members/friends who may also be in attendance. Because of this, we kindly ask that you be mindful of the number of people you plan to bring with you into the program space. Please note that those who are not registered will be unable to enter the room due to the limit. 

All in-person programming is subject to change or cancellation based on current COVID conditions.

Event Organizer

Olivia Singleton
Kristen Stockdale