Dog Ears Reading Program

Child reading to a dog at the libraryDog Ears is a wonderful children’s reading program at several Mesa County Libraries locations.  It involves an opportunity for children to read individually to specially trained therapy dogs for 15 minutes.  Kids who are uncomfortable while reading or who tend to get frustrated with it may find that they can relax and enjoy the experience more when reading to a dog.  All of the dog volunteers are certified through a therapy dog organization.  Their handlers are also present during appointments and often help children with their reading by sounding out difficult-to-pronounce words.  The amount of openings is limited, and those interested in participating should pre-register by calling in advance.  If you are interested in signing up for a session, please see the following schedule:

  • 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th St., Grand Junction (970-243-4442).
  • 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Fruita Branch Library, 324 N. Coulson St. (970-858-7703).
  • 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Clifton Branch Library, 3270 D 1/2 Rd. (970-434-6936).  
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the third Friday of each month at the Collbran Branch Library, 111 Main St. (970-487-3545). 
  • 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Orchard Mesa Branch Library, 230 E. Lynwood St. (970-243-0181).  

Check our event calendar for Dog Ears events this Spring and bring your child to read to registered therapy dogs who love to hear their stories.

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