Need practice reading while school is out? Roscoe can help prevent the summer slide! Children learning or struggling to read can register for a 15 minute reading session to practice their skills and make a new friend with trained therapy dog Roscoe this summer. Sign up by visiting the library or calling (503) 259-0185. Please limit one session per month, up to two per quarter.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who may register for this program?
Any child who would like to practice reading. There is no age limit, but children should be starting or struggling to read. This is not a program for parents who want to read aloud to their children in the company of a therapy animal.
Can readers bring books from home?
Yes, or they can arrive early and choose a book from the library.
Should parents be there to help their child?
Parents are encouraged to allow their children space to practice reading skills independently; Roscoe’s librarian Katie may assist the child as needed. Younger kids may ask an adult to stay close depending on comfort level.