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PAWS for Reading

PAWS for Reading promotes reading and communication skills by allowing children to read aloud to a registered therapy dog. Each child gets a special time to read and interact with one of these furry friends. 

How to participate:

  • Children must be 5-12 years old or able to read independently.
  • Preregistration is required as each child will be given a specific time to read.
  • Children should wait in designated area until it is their turn.
  • Parents/guardians are welcome to observe from a nearby designated space.
  • Please be gentle with our dog volunteers and follow the instructions of the person accompanying the dog and library staff.
  • Parents/guardians may take pictures after the child reads, but we request that the reading experience be free of interruptions.

Girls reading to PAWS dogsEach child who participated will receive a free book, provided by the Tulsa Library Trust.  Ask your librarian about future PAWS for Reading events and other programs at your library.


Boy looking at a book with a PAWS dogKids sitting with PAWS dog

Funding provided by Raymond and Bessie Kravis Foundation

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