Ruff Readers

Kids read to therapy dogs

First & third Wednesdays

5-6:00 p.m.

Youth Auditorium

Youth Desk, 307-733-2164 x3103

Our ‘Ruff Readers’ program invites children, ages 6 to 12, to improve their reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to therapy dogs. Drop in for 20-minute sessions. First come, first served.

Our partner

Ruff Readers is a partnership between Teton County Library and Teton County Pet Partners.

How it works

The reader chooses from books in the library’s collection and then reads aloud to the therapy dog. The dog’s handler encourages the child to interact with the dog and may offer reading help if the child requests it. All dogs and handlers are registered through Pet Partners Therapy Animals. 

Benefits of reading aloud to dogs

Increases enthusiasm for reading
Develops reading skills
Teaches children how to interact with animals
Promotes confidence