Dogs are ideal reading companions because they help the child relax. Dogs listen attentively, and do not judge, laugh or criticize. They are less intimidating than peers; and allow children to proceed at their own pace.
Upcoming dates: TBA
Children sign up in advance for a 15 minute time slot.
Call the library at 255-1255 to sign up and get more information.
My Adventures With Taco!
This is Taco. Taco is a plush puppet available for "adoption” at the Gardiner Library. As part of the Mutt-i-grees program, children can borrow this puppet for one week along with a special book and journal to document their adventures.Please speak with a librarian if you would like to take Taco home with you!
The Mutt-i-grees program builds on children’s affinity for animals and highlights the unique characteristics and desirability of shelter pets, while teaching children social and emotional skills. For more information about Mutt-i-grees, please visit http://education.muttigrees.org/library.