PAWS For Reading

Children read their stories to friendly and furry friends.

Dogs lent an ear to children who wanted to practice their reading skills.

Reading Therapy dogs visit the Fargo Public Library to help kids read.

The program allows for children read a book while cuddling up next to a furry friend.

The partnership creates a positive, nonjudgmental environment for kids.

It’s also for helping children improve their reading and communication skills.

“Especially, children who are struggling with books and with reading and, it adds a little something extra. It’s a very enriching situation for them to be able to come in and relax with the dogs, a lot less pressure on them, they really enjoy that,” says Vicki Gronbach, a volunteer at the Therapy Pets of The Red River Valley.

This program is held every year from September to April.

For more information about how to volunteer, please visit this website.