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Therapy Dogs wanted for Library Reading Program

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ORGANIZATION: Brownwood Public Library

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We are looking for therapy dog/handler teams in Brown County and surrounding communities. Libraries across the country offer "Read to a Dog" programs. Reluctant readers often feel comfortable reading out load to a dog where they wouldn’t in a classroom setting, thus strengthening their reading skills and bolstering their confidence.

This is a new program we are hoping to start at the library. We just need the dogs and handlers to participate! If you are interested, we will work with you to establish a regular schedule.

Please Note: All dogs must be currently certified as a therapy animal by one of the following organizations:

  • Alliance of Therapy Dogs
  • Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs
  • Love on a Leash
  • Pet Partners
  • Therapy Dogs International (TDI)

For information on getting your dog certified, please see: http://www.akc.org/events/title-recognition-program/therapy/organizations/

Responsibilities: Work with children developing reading skills; act as liaison for personal therapy dog to create a safe environment for both animal and child; advocate for and encourage participation in library activities

Necessary skills: Excellent listening skills; good with children; excellent customer service; patience; former educator a plus

Requirements: Minimum age 16 years old; Must own a certified therapy dog; Ability to lift and carry materials; Ability to stand, walk, stoop, and bend; Ability to read, write, talk, see, sit, problem solve, and reason; background check

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About Brownwood Public Library

Location:

600 CARNEGIE ST, BROWNWOOD, TX 76801, US

Mission Statement

As the information center of the community, the Brownwood Public Library will be accessible and active in reaching out to people of all ages and backgrounds. The Library will enable the public to be informed, educated, entertained, and culturally enriched, bridging the past to the future and act as a central community resource for all. The Library will offer a diverse collection of print and electronic resources to fulfill this mission through this strategic plan. It will emphasize excellent customer service in a welcoming environment throughout the Library system.

Description

Public Library.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Animals, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

600 Carnegie St.Brownwood, TX 76801

(31.71757,-98.98121)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check

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