Santa Paws is Back!

Open to kids of all ages!

Join us on Saturday, December 9th for more paws action with our reading therapy dogs! We have a wonderful relationship with our furry pals and invite you to meet and greet with the dogs and their handlers.

Read to a dog (and get in some cuddles!)


Recent studies performed by research teams at U.C. Davis and Tufts University reveal dog-gone grrreat news: Children who read aloud to therapy dogs or shelter cats on a regular basis demonstrate drastic improvement in their reading skills! Animals provide a safe, non-judgmental presence for struggling readers. Sharing books with furry supporters helps children to:


  • Sustain concentration and focus
  • Maintain a higher level of awareness
  • Improve attitudes toward school
  • Increase reading comprehension and fluency
  • Expand their use of vocabulary and language
  • Boost confidence and pride in their reading skills
  • Cultivate a higher motivation for reading and learning
  • Foster positive social interactions
  • Feel more comfortable about learning
  • Enjoy the experience of reading