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The public library building, in my view, is just a little lower than the church, the cathedral, the temple, the synagogue and the mosque.  Within those walls and along those stacks, I have found security and assurance.

Dr. Maya Angelou
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Tail Waggers with Theresa and Willow

Event Date: 
Apr 27 2017 - 6:00pm

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.