Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

I would spend my free hours between library visits with my nose buried in a book, and at night, if it was past my bedtime, burrowed under the covers with a flashlight, reading.  It’s no wonder I decided at an early age that I wanted to become a writer.  To me, books were magic, and I wanted to be part o that magic.

Eileen Goudge
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Tail Waggers with Pam and Sara

Event Date: 
Mar 8 2017 - 5:00pm

Tail-Waggers is a fun activity for good readers, struggling readers and even pre-readers! Kids choose a favorite short book or story and read aloud to a Reading Dog for about 5 minutes.

The dogs love stories, and 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. Both the audience and the dogs love the pictures, so even non-readers can hold up the book to show the illustrations to everyone!

Kids love to read to the dogs because dogs love the stories, even when words have to be “worked out,” are missed, or are misspoken. Dogs aren’t judgmental – they don’t correct, or interrupt; they simply, appreciate stories and readers!

Please remember that our reading dog teams are volunteer based, and that sometimes cancellations come up at the last minute. For more information, please call the Library at 815-223-2341.