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Therapy dogs are known to be a great help to children who are nervous about reading in front of adults. If you don’t have a dog at home (or even a willing cat), we have good news: Norfolk Public Libraries are on board with therapy dogs to help children read.

Tales to Tails is available at three branches in Norfolk: Barron F. Black Branch (E. Tanners Creek Dr.), Blyden Branch (E. Princess Anne Rd.), and Slover Library (E. Plume St.)

Visit for a full list of classes and registration forms.

Click the photo below to enlarge, for more information and to meet a therapy dog!

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Attention Norfolk-area parents of school-age children:

Do you have a shy reader at home? Has he tried reading to the cat, but found Mr. Sprinkles to be a most uncooperative audience? Then we’d like to offer an alternative:  Tales to Tales.

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Visit to register your child for this fun and effective reading program today — FREE from the Norfolk Public Library.

Hey Virginia Beach residents — feeling left out? There’s no need for that! Virginia Beach Public Libraries offer Pawsitive Reading With Therapy Dogs. Sign your kids up today!

Want to learn more about reading-therapy pets? (Maybe your dog is perfect for the program, too!) Check out this site:

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We’re still waiting on the massive snowstorm headed our way (I don’t want to jinx us, but we’re supposed to get 2-4 snowflakes this evening!), but you can start making plans for after the Great Winter Meltdown.

Mark your calendar for these local events:

Winter Wildlife Festival
WHEN:  Saturday, January 25…….10 AM to 4 PM
WHERE:  Princess Anne Recreation Center in Virginia Beach
WHO:  All ages

COST:  Free
Saturday, January 25 | 10 am – 4 pm | Free & Open to the Public
All ages | Be sure to stop by the Exhibit Hall at Princess Anne Recreation Center and speak with our Winter Wildlife Festival partners and exhibitors, including Virginia Aquarium, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia State Parks, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Lynnhaven River NOW, and Virginia Beach Audubon Society. You’ll learn ways to get involved with local efforts and find out what environmental groups and businesses are up to. Also, check out the decoy carvers from the Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum, and walk next door for children’s activities at Princess Anne Library!





Pawsitive Reading with Therapy Dogs
WHEN:  Saturday, February 1……..10 to 11 AM
WHERE:  MEO Central Library, Virginia Beach
also at Princess Anne Library……..10:30 to 11:30 AM
WHEN:  Saturday, February 8……..10:30 to 11:30 AM
WHERE:  Oceanfront Library and Great Neck Library, Virginia Beach
WHO:  Kindergarteners through 5th Graders
COST: Free
REGISTER (required):
Practice your reading skills by sharing stories with therapy dogs. Bring your own book or choose one from our selection. Grades K-5. Call 385-2606 to register.


Boys Choir of Hampton Roads Concert
WHEN:  Sunday, February 9……..4PM, reception follows

WHERE:  Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Norfolk
WHO: All ages
Founded in 1997, this group of young men lift their voices in song as they
reinforce positive self-image for youth.



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