Chill with Charlie and a book! You can read to a therapy dog from the library’s Paws & Read program. Children aged 5 & up who are reading independently can sign up for a 15-minute reading slot by calling the library at (203) 453-8282 or stopping by the children’s department.
Charlie is a 9-year-old English Setter who’s been a therapy dog since he was 1. His mellow personality and kind heart has brought comfort and delight to many–in schools, hospitals, and assisted living facilities. He always enjoys a good book (he has long ago stopping chewing them and now prefers being read to). Charlie’s human moms are Robin Baslaw and Susan Smith who love him dearly.
Charlie visits the library on Thursdays from 4:00-5:00pm.
An adult must accompany the child and wait nearby while the child is reading, but does not need to sit in on the actual session. All readers must check in at the children’s desk inside the library before reading to the dog. If you cannot make your session for any reason, please call us to cancel so we can open up the spot for other children, as spaces are limited.