Lizzy is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi show dog champion! She is affectionate, smart and works at the YMCA, too! Lizzy will be at the Library on Saturdays through March, please call for availability.
Please enjoy this article from the Community Courier about Lizzy!
PROGRAM GOAL AND OBJECTIVE (Therapy Dogs International):
The main objective of this program is to provide a relaxed and “dog-friendly” atmosphere, which allows students to practice the skill of reading. Many of the children chosen for this program have difficulties reading and as a result have developed self-esteem issues. They are often self-conscious when reading aloud in front of other classmates.
By sitting down next to a dog and reading to the dog, all threats of being judged are put aside. The child relaxes, pats the attentive dog, and focuses on the reading. Reading improves because the child is practicing the skill of reading, building self-esteem, and associating reading with something pleasant.
Chester Springs Library
1709 Art School Road
Chester Springs, PA 19425