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McDonald County Library Offers New "Read to a Dog" Program

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MCDONALD COUNTY, MISSOURI -

As part of McDonald County Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program children are getting a chance to share a story with a dog.  This new event, which has been made possible with the help of volunteers Joe and Carolyn Kozlosky, pairs children with dogs, in hopes of providing a low stress setting for practicing reading skills.

According to library director, Jeana Gockley, “The beauty of the program is its simplicity—all that is required are kids, dogs, and a few good books!  The majority of the work falls to the Kozlosky’s, since they own and train the dogs.  Without them we would not be able to offer this new program and I am beyond thankful for their willingness to help.”   

The program is open to any children in the kindergarten through sixth grade who can read independently.  Children are welcome to borrow a book from the Library’s collection to share with their dog partner, or if more comfortable, they may bring a favorite from home.

The next “Read to a Dog” event will take place Friday, June 24, at 3:30 pm at the Southwest City branch.  For families interested in participating at the Pineville branch, the dogs will visit Friday, July 15 at 3:30 pm. 

All Summer Reading Program events and activities are FREE of charge and many are made possible thanks to a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, as administered by the Missouri State Library, and partnerships with local organizations. 

For more information and a complete schedule of events, call (417) 223-4489 or visit the library’s website at www.mcdonaldcountylibrary.org.

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