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Tales to Tails

Nicolina ListensTales to Tails is a literacy program where children can sign up for a private twenty-minute slot to read to an attentive certified therapy dog.

Research shows that children who have frequent reading experiences such as reading aloud become more eager, skilled readers. Studies also show that therapy dogs provide a comfortable, nonjudgmental environment for children to practice. For more information, please see Tales to Tails: What to Expect (pdf) and watch the video below!

For more information and to register for a time slot at any branch, contact the programming team at (831) 427-7717 or pro@santacruzpl.org.

The Tales to Tails program is available at the following times and locations:

Aptos
2nd & 4th Thursdays • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
3rd Saturday • 11:00am - 12pm

Boulder Creek
1st & 3rd Fridays • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
2nd & 4th Tuesdays • 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Branciforte
2nd & 4th Wednesdays • 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Capitola
1st & 3rd Wednesdays • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
2nd & 4th Wednesdays • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
1st Saturday • 9:30am - 10:30am

Downtown
Every Saturday • 10:00am - 11:30am

Garfield Park
1st & 3rd Thursdays • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

La Selva Beach
1st & 3rd Fridays • 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Scotts Valley
2nd & 4th Tuesdays • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Santa Cruz Public Library is working with the Furry Friends Therapy Dog Group, Therapy Dogs International, and Therapy Dogs Incorporated.

For more information and to register for a time slot at any of the above locations, contact the programming team at (831) 427-7717 or pro@santacruzpl.org.

Tales to Tails team thank C-Dog

 

Volunteers Needed!

Tales to Tails Coordinator: Tales to Tails offers children a chance to read to certified therapy dogs and cats, building their confidence in reading. Volunteers will be working around animals and helping children establish positive interactions with dogs and cats.

Sound like a program you’d like to support? Apply today! Contact the Volunteer Office at (831) 427-7700 x7615 or volunteer@santacruzpl.org.


Meet Our Tales to Tails Listeners

Aribella
Aribella
Bitsy
Bitsy
Chasca
Chasca
Cooper
Cooper
Cruz
Cruz
Daisy
Daisy
Dolly
Dolly
Finley
Finley
Henry
Henry
Lacey
Lacey
Layna
Layna
Mazie
Mazie
Nicolina
Nicolina
Opal
Opal
Otis
Otis
Paddy
Paddy
Rowdy
Rowdy
Roxy
Roxy
Sadie
Sadie
Sadie
Sadie
Safari
Safari
Topaz
Topaz
Yoli
Yoli
 

Upcoming Events...

Sat, March 28


  • 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Downtown Branch

Wed, April 1


  • 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Capitola Branch

Thu, April 2


  • 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Garfield Park Branch

Fri, April 3


  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    La Selva Beach Branch

  • 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Boulder Creek Branch