Reading with Rover

Reading with Rover Camden County Library System has gone to the dogs...well, at least for a special story time scheduled at all locations this fall.

The library system will introduce a “Reading with Rover” program that will let kids read to a special guest—-a therapy dog. The program’s mission is to give reluctant or struggling emergent readers opportunities to read aloud in a relaxed and empowering environment.

The therapy dogs, registered with Therapy Dogs International, visit hospitals, nursing homes and other institutions to provide comfort and companionship.

Each location’s dates, times and age ranges vary for the “Reading with Rover” program. Call the host library to register.

Vogelson Regional Branch Library, Voorhees
Second Thursday of the month through December, 7-8 p.m.
For kids ages 8 and up
Call (856) 772-1636 to register.

South County Regional Branch Library, Atco
Mondays: Sept. 13 and 27; Oct. 4 and 18; Nov. 1, 15 and 29; Dec. 13, 7-8 p.m.
For kids ages 8 and up
Call (856) 753-2537 to register.

Bellmawr Branch Library
Mondays: Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 13, 7 p.m.
For kids in grades 2 and up
Call (856) 931-1400 to register.

Gloucester Township-Blackwood Rotary Public Library
Wednesdays and Fridays: Sept. 17 and 22; Oct. 15 and 20; Nov. 12 and 17; Dec. 3 and 8, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
For kids in grades 1-4
Call (856) 228-0022 to register.

William G. Rohrer Memorial Library—Haddon Township Branch
Monday, Sept. 20, 3:30 p.m.
For kids ages 5 and up
Call (856) 854-2752 to register.

Merchantville Public Library
Every other Monday, Sept. 13-Dec. 13, 4-5 p.m.
For kids in at least grade 3 and up
Call (856) 665-3128 to register.

For more information on the national movement of Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.), visit www.therapyanimals.org. For more information on the Camden County Library System, visit www.camdencountylibrary.org.

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