Therapy Dogs Help Children Read

KDL has been partnering with West Michigan Therapy Dogs, Inc. since 2002 to pair young readers with therapy dogs. Ruff Readers is a unique read-aloud program that pairs kids ages six and up with trained therapy dogs and handlers who love to hear a good story. Improve your reading skills and your confidence with these impartial listeners!

Ruff Readers is offered at several KDL branches this summer. Call the participating branch library to register for a session.

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2 Responses to “Therapy Dogs Help Children Read”

  1. Lois Kooistra Says:

    Our grandchildren, ages 8 and 10 will be visiting us for a week in June. Is it possible for them to register for one session only or is this a continuing activity?

  2. Denise Says:

    Hi Lois,

    My name is Denise and I work in the Program and Outreach Department here at KDL. It would definitely be possible to register your grandchildren for just one session of Ruff Readers. It can be a continuing activity if you wish, but it doesn’t have to be. :-)

    Because of the way we schedule this particular program, online registration is not currently available. You’ll want to call the branch that you’re interested in registering at.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thank you for your interest in Ruff Readers, and have fun when your grandkids visit! :-)

    Denise