We have a limited number of available time slots. Readers can sign up for a time slot up to one hour before the program at the Information Desk. Each reader will have ten minutes to read one-on-one with Emmy Lou or Easton, our certified therapy dogs!
This program is specifically targeted to children 5 years old and up who have some ability to read aloud on their own.
Library Program Attendance (both virtual and in the branch) is limited to participants within the suggested age range of the program. Children attending an MCPL program under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Adults attending a program intended for children must have an accompanying child.
Questions about this program? Contact the branch 240-773-9545.
Looking for more fun things to do?
Every Child Ready to Read - even though your baby only wants to chew on the books you share, setting aside time to read together is an important step towards literacy!
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten - sign up online today! Print out your child's reading log and a list of Early Literacy Moments to get started on your reading journey. No child is too young to participate
Take a look at these resources for kids using your library card. Don't have a card right now? No worries! Find out how to Get a Library Card.
TumbleBooks - books that read themselves
Kanopy Kids - videos and animated books
BookFlix - animated stories
Explora Educators, Explora Primary School - education resources
Please place your request for English-language captioning or sign language interpretation at least five days before the library-sponsored program you plan to attend. Contact the Assistant Facilities and Accessibility Program Manager at 240-777-0002 with all other accommodation requests.
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