Huntington, Markle libraries offer reading sessions with canine listeners

Huntington City-Township and Markle Public libraries are once again offering the Paws-to-Read programs for reluctant readers.

The mission of the program is to improve the literacy skills of children with the assistance of registered canine reading companions in a fun and relaxed environment.

In Paws-to-Read, children ages 6-12 participate in one-on-one sessions in which they practice reading aloud to trained therapy dogs.

This program is being offered by the Huntington City-Township Public Library in partnership with Canine Companion.

Session dates are:

• Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington. Sessions available every Saturday morning from Oct. 6 to Nov. 17 and are by appointment only.

• Markle Branch Library, 197 E. Morse St., Markle. Saturday morning sessions are available on Oct. 20 and Nov. 3, with additional dates to be determined. Sessions are by appointment only.

For more information or to reserve a session, contact the Huntington City-Township Library at 356-0824 or the Markle branch at 758-3332. Space is limited and registration is required. There is no charge for this program.