Ames Free Library

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Paws to Read

Paws to Read is the ulti-mutt program for animal lovers! On the 4th Thursday of every month, from 4:30-5:30pm, Regan and her therapy dogs, Cali and Laddie, will be visiting the Library.

And what do her Anatolian Shepherds love more than anything else in the world (except maybe treats)? They adore being read to! Register in advance for a 15-minute session with a furry friend and practice your reading skills in front of a rapt, nonjudgmental audience. This program is for independent readers. 

When your registration is complete, we'll email you with your exact appointment time. Keep an eye on your email in the following days. We'll be keeping to a tight schedule, so please arrive 5-10 minutes early. Bring a book or two with you, or choose from our curated selection of picture and chapter books upon arrival at Queset House.

Fine-Print: These reading sessions are very pup-ular! Registration is required and will open two weeks in advance. Spots are limited and we want to extend this opportunity to as many families as possible. For this reason, we have a strict cancellation policy. Barring an emergency, if you miss an appointment, your future registration access will be restricted. Thank you for your cooperation.

Registration for March's session (on 3/23) will open below beginning on Thursday, March 9th at 9am.

The dates for Paws to read through April 2023 are:
Thursday, January 26th (*register beginning on Thursday, January 12th)
Thursday, February 23rd (*register beginning on Thursday, February 9th)
Thursday, March 23rd (*register beginning on Thursday, March 9th)
Thursday, April 27th (*register beginning on Thursday, April 13th)


Event Location: 
Queset House, 1st Floor Information Cafe