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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 BRANCH LIBRARY
Second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 3:30pm-5pm
Third Saturday of the month from 11:00am-Noon

BOULDER CREEK BRANCH LIBRARY
Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 3:30pm-4:30pm
First and third Fridays of the month from 11:30am-12:30pm

BRANCIFORTE BRANCH LIBRARY (Starting September 11, 2013)
Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 3:30pm-4:30pm

CAPITOLA BRANCH LIBRARY
Every Wednesday from 3pm-4:00pm
First Saturday of the month 9:30-10:30am

DOWNTOWN BRANCH LIBRARY
Every Saturday from 10am – 11:30am

FELTON BRANCH LIBRARY
First and third Saturdays of the month from 10am-11:30am

SCOTTS VALLEY BRANCH LIBRARY
Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 4pm-5pm

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...

Tue, Nov. 25


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    Scotts Valley Branch