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Girl reading to a shitzuReading Tails

What is Reading Tails?

Reading Tails is a program designed to improve reading skills for children ages 6 through 12, who already know how to read. Each child will read to a certified Magical Paws Therapy Dog for 30 minutes once a week.

Each session runs for 6 weeks.

Registration is now open for the next session:

  • October 17th to November 24th, 2017
  • April 2nd to May 10th, 2018

Please note that space is limited.

Parents can register their children by emailing Barb Brown at macbarbbrown@yahoo.ca or 705-969-2543

Current participating branches include:

Location

Schedule

Copper Cliff Public Library Thursdays @ 6:30 PM
Garson Public Library Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 6:30 PM
Main Public Library Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 6:30 PM
Lively Public Library Tuesdays @ 6:30 PM
New Sudbury Public Library

Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM and Saturdays @ 10:30 AM

South End Public Library Mondays and Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM
Valley East Public Library Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 6:30 PM

Who is this program for?

This program is designed for children who are struggling with reading and provides a way to gain fluency and confidence in their reading skills. 

Why should your child participate?

It has been found that when a therapy dog is listening, a child's dread of reading is replaced by eager anticipation which allows learning to occur. The children also make enormous strides in their reading and communication skills while building self-esteem, confidence and social skills.

Kids love dogs, and they love spending time with them because they make them feel safe, protected, and loved. Many young, aspiring readers feel judged or intimidated by classmates and adults when they have to read aloud to them. But it isn't scary to read to dogs. They don't make fun or judge you when you stumble over words, they don't get impatient with you, and they never laugh at you or correct you when you mess up.

Dogs are great listeners and that can make all the difference in the world to a shy or slow reader. When children are with the dogs, blood pressure and heart rate goes down, whether the child and dog are just sitting together or if the child is reading to the dog.

Story Time

A librarian reading to childrenStory Time is appropriate for your whole family, with books, songs, rhymes, movement activities and more! Hear stories, sing songs, play games and meet new people.

The Greater Sudbury Public Library recognizes the importance of literacy by presenting family Story Times, our contribution to the development of a child's love of reading and learning.

The Story Time program is designed to help develop a child's appreciation of language, rhythm and imagination through storytelling, puppetry, songs, finger plays and rhymes.

We combine stories with songs, stretches, fingerplays and puppets to give your child a rich and varied Story Time experience. The stories that staff choose to share include old favourites and new delights.

We happily encourage the adult care givers to participate with the children in all aspects of the program.

Note: Story Time begins the week of September 18th, 2017.

Day

Time

Location

Language

Monday

10:30 AM

Garson Public Library

English

Levack / Onaping Public Library

bi-weekly, starts September 18th

English

Tuesday

9:15 AM

Lively Public Library

French

10 AM

Lively Public Library

English

10:30 AM

Main Public Library

Bilingual

10:45 AM

Lively Public Library

English

Babies First Book Club

6:30 PM

New Sudbury Public Library

English

Pyjama Story Time

Wednesday

9:30 AM

Valley East Public Library

French

10:30 AM

Chelmsford Public Library

English

Copper Cliff Public Library

English

New Sudbury Public Library

English

South End Public Library

Bilingual

Valley East Public Library

English

Valley East Public Library

bi-weekly

French

Club de lecture pour bébés

6:30 PM

South End Public Library

English
Pyjama Story Time

Thursday

10:30 AM

South End Public Library

English