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Paws to Read

Stress-Free Reading Practice for Elementary School Age Readers

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For Kindergarten – Grade 5

Patient, nonjudgmental dogs help reluctant readers gain confidence and improve their reading skills.

Paws to Read is a partnership between the Library and  PAL (People Animals Love). Learn more about the value of reading to dogs from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.


Registration Required


 Paws to Read takes summer vacation in August and resumes in mid-September.