Mentor Public Library plans Paws to Read sessions

Sep. 14—Mentor Public Library has a program that encourages young readers by letting them borrow a furry friend to read with.

Paws to Read pairs children with trained therapy dogs. The pups make an ideal audience—supportive, adorable and happy to listen to the reader—and all they ask for in return is the occasional belly rub, the library noted in a news release.

Paws to Read is open to any kids who can read independently.

The library is hosting Paws to Read sessions at 6 and 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 4, at its Headlands Branch, 4669 Corduroy Road.

Each child gets 30 minutes to read with their therapy dog.

Registration is required as the library only has so many therapy dogs volunteering. Call the library to register at 440-257-2000.