Monthly library event pairs dogs with kids to promote reading confidence

Seventh District Councilmember James Johnson will host his monthly event We Harte B.A.R.K. on Saturday, July 28 from 11am to 12:30pm at Bret Harte Library, 1595 W. Willow St.
Johnson has partnered with B.A.R.K. (Beach Animals Reading with Kids), a volunteer program that encourages children to increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Students often find it intimidating to read in front of classmates, but, with the help of B.A.R.K., children increase their reading skills, self-confidence, and class participation, according to a press release issued by Johnson’s office.
We Harte B.A.R.K. takes place the fourth Saturday of each month at Bret Harte Library. Children of all ages are welcome.
For more information, contact Johnson’s office at (562) 570-7777 or district7@longbeach.gov, or visit barkdogs.org .

Source: 7th District Council office

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