Paws to Read

Paws to Read Paws to Read brings VHS Canine Comfort teams together with children age five to twelve to promote literacy and a love of animals in a library or school setting. The program is offered at Pleasanton, Danville, and Castro Valley libraries, as well as our local elementary schools.

By providing safe, positive interaction with animals, Paws to Read offers children a relaxed, non-judgmental environment in which to practice reading. The benefits of reading to animals have been documented to include increased reading fluency and improved attitudes about reading aloud.