R.E.A.D. Dogs


1st & 3rd Thursdays | 3:30-4:30pm | Brookes Reading Room


Attention beginning and intermediate readers: come read with a dog! A warm fuzzy dog who likes to listen to you read is waiting for you at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Ages 4-10.

Parental Permission Form required. For more information contact Youth Reference at 541-766-6794.

The Reading Education Assistance Dog program (R.E.A.D.) provides beginning readers an opportunity to practice their reading skills in a non-threatening environment. The dogs and their handlers will work with individual children on a one-on-one basis for approximately 15-20 minutes during a session. There is no charge for this program.

For more information, contact Youth Services at 541-766-6794.

The dogs and handlers have been insured for liability and have undergone reading education training in addition to their extensive training and registration to do animal-assisted therapy.

If you are interested in having your dog participate in the R.E.A.D. program, please contact Welcome Waggers, Wendy McCoy, at 541-760-0476.