Encourage your youth to read aloud by reading to Bear, a therapy dog!
Reading aloud is allowed at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Library and young readers are encouraged to do so. However many youth don’t feel comfortable reading aloud to people or groups. Some may lack confidence in their reading ability, while others are just shy around people. The Read to Dog Program was designed to create an environment where children can be comfortable reading aloud to a non-judgmental listener and promote reading in general.
“Having a non-judgmental listener like Bear can make a child who struggles with reading feel more confident and even learn to love reading. In addition, reading to a therapy dog can potentially remove barriers to a child's present and future literacy skills.” Explained Phyllis Frenzel, JBPHH Library Director.
*An appointment is required. Please call the Library at 449-8299.