(RED HOOK, NY) — Meet and greet Buster, Red Hook Public Library’s new literacy hound, and his handler Barbara at 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, at Red Hook Public Library. Buster is a certified therapy dog who will be available by appointment for children to read to him.
Why would a child read to a dog? For reluctant readers or children who aren’t comfortable reading aloud, a non-judgmental animal provides a safe and encouraging experience. And of course, because Buster (and really any dog) loves a good story!
The meet-and-greet will be a chance for children and their families to get to know Buster. Individual appointments to read to Buster will be available afterward.
This program is free and open to the public. All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
Red Hook Public Library has been serving the community of Red Hook and its need for lifelong learning since 1898. In 1935, the library made its home in a mid-nineteenth century octagonal building based on the designs of Orson Squire Fowler. In 2013, it was designated a five-star library by Library Journal.