Do you want your child to:- Be more at ease reading in front of others?- Gain comprehension and fluency when reading books?- Have an opportunity to meet with well-behaved therapy dogs and learn about responsible dog ownership?If so, consider signing your child up for the Clever Canines’ Book Buddies Program!Clever Canines Therapy & Obedience Club has teamed with the Colonial Heights Public Library to enhance children's love of reading through the use of registered therapy dogs. Children participating in the program have the opportunity to come to the library to read to dogs (and their owners). All dog and owner teams have successfully completed the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Test and the Therapy Dogs Incorporated Test and regularly visit nursing homes and assisted living facilities.Research shows that children who are learning to read feel more relaxed and less self-conscious when reading to dogs. The program aims to improve reading skills, nurture a lifelong love of reading, and help children build bonds with dogs.Advanced registration is recommended to ensure a 15-minute reading slot. Registration begins two weeks before each session - see link below to register online. The program is intended for children in elementary school. The next session takes place from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Monday, December 11, 2017 at the Colonial Heights Public LIbrary.Call the library at (804) 520-9384 with any questions.