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Reading to Dogs


Thu 27 Aug 2015, 3:30pm–4:30pm
Thu 3 Sep 2015, 3:30pm–4:30pm
Thu 10 Sep 2015, 3:30pm–4:30pm
Thu 17 Sep 2015, 3:30pm–4:30pm
Thu 24 Sep 2015, 3:30pm–4:30pm

Where: Shirley Public Library, 36 Marshland Rd, Shirley, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: kathy70

A 'fur-tastic' programme for growing readers!

Christchurch City Libraries 'Reading to Dogs' programme is designed to provide a relaxed, non-threatening atmosphere which encourages children to practice their reading skills and develop a love of reading.

The programme uses dogs who are now the beloved pets of the Christchurch City Council Animal Control team. These furry friends have all been trained and tested for health, safety and temperament. Our dogs:

- Can increase a child's relaxation while reading
- Listen attentively
- Do not laugh, judge or criticise
- Allow children to proceed at their own pace
- Can be less intimidating than a child's peers.

Library staff and a dog handler will be present at all times to help facilitate the sessions.

Each session is 15 minutes long.

Bookings Required. Don't miss out on this fun programme! Please call: 941 7923 or book at Shirley Library.

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