Get to Know A Paws-to-Read Volunteer Dog!
Paws-to-Read at the Cherrydale Branch Library has been really exciting for patrons and staff – but it’s the dog volunteers who seem to have the most fun!
At the January Paws-to-Read, I had a chance to talk with goldern retriever Archie. He filled me in on what motivates him to volunteer, and what some of his favorite books are.
CHERRYDALE LIBRARIAN: When is your birthday?
ARCHIE: My birthday is on October 4th and I’m 4 years old.
CL: How did you get your name?
ARCHIE: My full name is Archibald Henderson and I’m named after the longest serving Marine Corps Commandant.
CL: When did you move to Arlington?
ARCHIE: My humans and I moved to Arlington from New Orleans this past summer and I’m having fun learning about Virginia.
CL: Why did you decide to join Paws-to-Read? What do you think about Paws-to-Read?
ARCHIE: I decided to join Paws-to-Read because my human is a librarian who enjoys libraries and children and knows the importance of reading. I love having the children sit with me and read and pet me.
CL: What is your favorite thing to do?
ARCHIE: My favorite thing to do is go for a jog or to a dog park.
CL: What is your favorite snack?
ARCHIE: My favorite snack is anything edible.
CL: What is your favorite book or book recommendation?
Thanks for letting us get to know you, Archie!
The next session of Paws-to-Read at the Cherrydale Branch Library will be on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – call 703-228-6330 to sign up.
Have you been to Paws-to-Read at Cherrydale? Tell us about your favorite Paws friend!
Paws-to-Read is a partnership between the Library and PAL (People Animals Love), a local animal therapy organization. You can learn more about why reading to dogs helps children become better readers from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.