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Read to a Dog!


Tales to Tails Returns
Starting January 10, 2017

Tales to Tails is a literacy program for both reluctant readers who want to sharpen their fluency skills as well as for avid readers searching for more opportunities to read aloud. Each 20 minute session is accompanied by a certified therapy animal who provides a comfortable, nonjudgmental environment for children to practice. Research shows that children who have frequent positive reading experiences will associate reading as an enjoyable activity, making it easier to practice more often and continue developing their reading skills.

"I love the Tales to Tales program because I have seen how much it has improved my children's reading skills. My youngest daughter has improved tremendously. She doesn't like to read at home because she prefers to play, however when we go to the Tales to Tails program she loves to read, that is why the time with the dog is so special for us" -Tales to Tails parent participant

To register for a time slot at any branch, contact the Tales to Tails team at (831) 427-7717 or

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

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

2nd & 4th Wednesdays • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

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

Every Saturday • 10:00am - 11:30am

1st & 3rd Fridays • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Garfield Park
2nd & 4th Thursdays • 4:00pm - 5:30pm

La Selva Beach
1st & 3rd Fridays • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Live Oak
1st & 3rd Wednesdays • 3:30pm - 4:30pm

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

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

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