ENID — The Enid Public Library is proud to introduce Diva, the newest member of the Enid Public Library.
Diva is a trained and licensed therapy dog who would love to spend some reading time with reluctant or emerging readers. She will be available on Wednesdays beginning at 4 p.m. in the Great Plains meeting room. Children will go one at a time to spend reading time with Diva, as time permits.
Reading to a dog is an excellent way to relax. Children realize their furry friend will not criticize them if they stumble over a new word. They know they won't be judged if they don't understand the meaning of a word and that the dog won't laugh at them if they are reading slowly.
When children relax and stop worrying, they can read better and practice more. The more they read, the better they become at reading.
Therapy dogs, like Diva, can be instrumental in improving the literacy skills of children. Diva especially likes books about dogs, but will listen with interest to any book.
Call the library at 234-6313 for more information.