Kids can read to therapy dog at SPL

Paws to Read combines kids, dogs and books. Children sign up to read aloud for 15 minutes to a certified therapy dog, who is happy just to listen. Kids can improve reading skills and have fun reading with a friendly dog at the same time.

Australian shepherd Charlie will be at the library Jan. 4 and 18 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Kids can read to him in 15-minute slots; six slots are available. Slots can be shared for kids who want to come in together.

For more information or to register, call 419-826-2760, visit the library’s website at, or visit the library at 305 Chestnut St.