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Canine companion

The Patrick Heath Public Library welcomed Dwight and his owner, Marty Chapman, left above, for a special PAWS for Reading event this past Saturday as children had the opportunity to read and share a story with a trained therapy dog. Recent studies have shown the enormous benefits of sharing a book with a dog as children gain confidence in their reading and oratory skills by doing so. The library plans to host the event monthly.
Canine companion

The Patrick Heath Public Library welcomed Dwight and his owner, Marty Chapman, left above, for a special PAWS for Reading event this past Saturday as children had the opportunity to read and share a story with a trained therapy dog. Recent studies have shown the enormous benefits of sharing a book with a dog as children gain confidence in their reading and oratory skills by doing so. The library plans to host the event monthly. First picture: Three-year-old twins Ellie, left, and Arlo Deguisne, with the help of their parents, Mark and Megan, attempt to share a storybook with Dwight while sitting on the PHPL Youth Department floor. Second picture: Three-year-old Hollyn Cooley finds a favorite place to relax as she lays inside the PAWS for Reading dog house inside the library. Star photos by Keith E. Domke

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