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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 NorfolkPublicLibrary.org for a full list of classes and registration forms.

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Are dogs part of the next wave of human healthcare? Sentara says “yes.” And they mean it: Volunteer Coordinator Kelly Divita of Sentara Norfolk has reached out to area veterinarians for help recruiting therapy dogs and their owners for this special brand of medicine known as “puppy love.”

“Dogs can offer a therapeutic component to healthcare that our staff cannot provide. It is rewarding to hear the stories from our patients and pet therapy volunteers — they truly make a difference every day for our patients, families, visitors and staff.” —  Kelly Divita, Volunteer Coordinator, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

If you and your pet are ready to serve, please visit www.sentara.com/snghvolunteers and click on Pet Therapy, for information on requirements for volunteers and pets. Brochures are available at our office. 

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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 www.npl.lib.va.us 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: www.librarydogs.com.

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