I stopped by the Dole Library recently and observed the program in action. What I saw was a boy reading to a dog. The dog was a medium-sized German Shepard named Wiley. The boy was reading in a slow and labored manner, while Wiley, sat at full attention with its ears up and head cocked. Wiley listened to every word the boy said with complete interest and seemingly unconditional love. My heart was deeply moved.

This program is a wonderful way to help children improve their reading skills by reading aloud to a non-judgmental creature in a warm and cozy environment?#34;the library.

I am so proud of this program, I wanted to share it with you all.

Dee Leonard

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