Do you have a new or reluctant reader in your family? For many kids reading to a furry friend, or an awesome Teen Volunteer would make reading practice more enjoyable. Jefferson County Public Library's PAWS for Reading, and Reading Buddies leaves kids wanting to read even more.
At PAWS for Reading, kids who are learning to read, and who are building confidence in their reading skills read with a dog friend from Animals 4 Therapy. Dogs are perfect reading companions. They create a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment for sharing books. Each dog comes with a kind person who is also trained to assist, and encourage during your child's reading experience.
Drop in, or register your child for a 15-minute independent reading session, one week in advance by visiting the library or calling (303)235-5275 (JCPL). Children must be able to read independently.
Available at these locations.
- Arvada: 2nd & 3rd Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Columbine: 1st & 2nd Saturdays from 1-3 P.M.
- Evergreen: 1st Mondays at 4:00 p.m.
- Golden: 1st & 2nd Saturdays from 2-4 p.m.
- Lakewood: 2nd Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.
- Standley Lake (Reservations only at the library) 3rd Thursdays from 4-6 p.m.
Arvada Library Reading Buddies help promote literacy skills and a love of reading for kids grades K - 3. This twice weekly one-hour program helps kids develop reading skills and confidence by pairing them with one of our awesome Teen Volunteers who are trained to provide special attention and support. Little Buddies will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. While registration is not required, you can guarantee a session by calling 303-235-5275 (JCPL), online at jeffcolibrary.org, or in person at the Arvada Library.
Spring Session: Feb. 17-April 27th
- Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
- Saturdays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.