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Read to dogs at La Salle library

Jimmy Hoehn, of La Salle, reads to a therapy dog named Elli during a Tail-Waggers Club event at La Salle Public Library in 2015.
Jimmy Hoehn, of La Salle, reads to a therapy dog named Elli during a Tail-Waggers Club event at La Salle Public Library in 2015.

Families are invited to join in with reading to the reading dogs at the La Salle Public Library. Every month, several reading dogs and their humans visit the library; there, the dogs are entertained with stories read by children. Pre-readers, struggling readers, proficient readers — the dogs truly enjoy all the stories. Kids choose a favorite short book and read aloud for about five minutes. Usually, children will have more than one opportunity to read.

The May schedule for Tail-Waggers is: Nancy and Elli, 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 7; and Theresa and Willow, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 10.

Everyone is encouraged to read. For kids who are not yet reading independently, parents may read while the child holds the book and turns the pages. To help children feel confident in their reading, they should plan to read from a familiar story. For more information, call the Library at 815-223-2341. The La Salle Public Library is at 305 Marquette St., La Salle.

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