Paws to Read among SPL kids programs

Swanton Public Library is programs planned for children, including reading to a therapy dog and an Anime Club.

Paws to Read

Paws to Read is back. This program 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. Improve reading skills and have fun reading with a friendly dog at the same time!

Australian shepherd Charlie will be at the library at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday Jan. 27. Kids can read to him in 15-minute slots; six slots are available for both days. Slots can be shared for kids who want to come in together. Call 419-826-2760, come in at 305 Chestnut St., or visit the library website,, to register.


From 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, kids in grades 6-12 can visit the library for an afternoon all about anime. Join into watch three episodes of anime chosen by the attendees (or by the random button!).

Japanese food, snacks, and drinks will also be provided. No registration required. Free.


Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to a party celebrating (and commiserating!) all those New Year’s resolutions that are already broken. Attend on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. for games like Broken Resolutions Bingo, craft supplies, broken cookies to decorate, and plenty of sweets to help you break that resolution about eating better. No registration required. Free!