Read to a Dog

  • Dog

Stress-Free Reading Practice for Beginning Readers

The patient, nonjudgmental attention these dogs offer helps reluctant readers gain confidence and improve their reading skills. 
Learn more about the value of reading to dogs from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

Reading to Dogs programs are offered at the following branches: Calendar

  • Central Library – Saturdays, 11:00 am-12:00 noon
  • Healdsburg Regional Library – Saturdays, 11:00 am-12:00 noon
  • Northwest Regional Library – Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Petaluma Regional Library – Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00 pm
  • Rincon Valley Regional Library – Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 pm AND Saturdays, 1:00-2:00 pm
  • Rohnert Park Regional Library – Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm AND Saturdays, 2:00-3:00 pm
  • Sebastopol Regional Library – Wednesdays,3:30-4:30 pm
  • Windsor Regional Library – Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00 pm

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Sonoma County Library currently partners with four different organizations who train, certify and coordinate volunteers to provide Read to a Dog programs.  These organizations are:


Click here for a link to the calendar of Reading to Dog programs.