Our reading enrichment program for children ages 5 to 12 makes reading fun, boosts confidence and encourages respectful, humane treatment for all animals. It offers children the opportunity to read animal related short stories of their choice to dogs in our Companion Animal Program. Not only does this make reading fun, it also builds a child’s confidence in reading aloud.

The available books will help children realize that animals experience a range of emotions similar to their own and that they have basic needs much like those of humans. This, in turn, encourages them to appreciate the importance of treating all animals, nonhuman and human, with respect and kindness.

Check our schedule for a chance to read to a curious canine.

Dec
10
Sat
Santa Catalina Branch Library @ Santa Catalina Branch Library
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm

Barks and Books is our reading enrichment program for children ages 5 to 12 that makes reading fun, boosts confidence and encourages respectful, humane treatment for all animals. It offers children the opportunity to read animal related short stories of their choice to dogs in our Companion Animal Program.

Barks and Books is currently available at 18 libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact Kimberly Tripp at 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or ktripp@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

Dec
12
Mon
La Pintoresca Branch Library @ La Pintoresca Branch Library
Dec 12 @ 3:00 pm

Barks and Books is our reading enrichment program for children ages 5 to 12 that makes reading fun, boosts confidence and encourages respectful, humane treatment for all animals. It offers children the opportunity to read animal related short stories of their choice to dogs in our Companion Animal Program.

Barks and Books is currently available at 18 libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact Kimberly Tripp at 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or ktripp@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

South Pasadena Public Library @ South Pasadena Public Library
Dec 12 @ 3:00 pm

Barks and Books is our reading enrichment program for children ages 5 to 12 that makes reading fun, boosts confidence and encourages respectful, humane treatment for all animals. It offers children the opportunity to read animal related short stories of their choice to dogs in our Companion Animal Program.

Barks and Books is currently available at 18 libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact Kimberly Tripp at 626.792.7151 ext. 114 orktripp@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

Dec
13
Tue
Crowell Public Library @ Crowell Public Library
Dec 13 @ 3:15 pm

Barks and Books is our reading enrichment program for children ages 5 to 12 that makes reading fun, boosts confidence and encourages respectful, humane treatment for all animals. It offers children the opportunity to read animal related short stories of their choice to dogs in our Companion Animal Program.

Barks and Books is currently available at 18 libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact Kimberly Tripp at 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or ktripp@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

Hastings Branch Library @ Hastings Branch Library
Dec 13 @ 3:30 pm

Barks and Books is our reading enrichment program for children ages 5 to 12 that makes reading fun, boosts confidence and encourages respectful, humane treatment for all animals. It offers children the opportunity to read animal related short stories of their choice to dogs in our Companion Animal Program.

Barks and Books is currently available at 18 libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact Kimberly Tripp at 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or ktripp@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

Dec
14
Wed
Pacific Park Library @ Pacific Park Library
Dec 14 @ 3:00 pm

Barks and Books is our reading enrichment program for children ages 5 to 12 that makes reading fun, boosts confidence and encourages respectful, humane treatment for all animals. It offers children the opportunity to read animal related short stories of their choice to dogs in our Companion Animal Program.

Barks and Books is currently available at 18 libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact Kimberly Tripp at 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or ktripp@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

Villa Parke Branch Library @ Villa Parke Branch Library
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm

Barks and Books is our reading enrichment program for children ages 5 to 12 that makes reading fun, boosts confidence and encourages respectful, humane treatment for all animals. It offers children the opportunity to read animal related short stories of their choice to dogs in our Companion Animal Program.

Barks and Books is currently available at 18 libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact Kimberly Tripp at 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or ktripp@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

Dec
17
Sat
Arcadia Public Library @ Arcadia Public Library
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am

Barks and Books is our reading enrichment program for children ages 5 to 12 that makes reading fun, boosts confidence and encourages respectful, humane treatment for all animals. It offers children the opportunity to read animal related short stories of their choice to dogs in our Companion Animal Program.

Barks and Books is currently available at 18 libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact Kimberly Tripp at 626.792.7151 ext. 114 orktripp@pasadenahumane.org with any question

Dec
19
Mon
Monrovia Public Library @ Monrovia Public Library
Dec 19 @ 3:00 pm

Barks and Books is our reading enrichment program for children ages 5 to 12 that makes reading fun, boosts confidence and encourages respectful, humane treatment for all animals. It offers children the opportunity to read animal related short stories of their choice to dogs in our Companion Animal Program.

Barks and Books is currently available at 18 libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact Kimberly Tripp at 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or ktripp@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

Dec
20
Tue
Montrose Library @ Montrose Library
Dec 20 @ 3:00 pm

Barks and Books is our reading enrichment program for children ages 5 to 12 that makes reading fun, boosts confidence and encourages respectful, humane treatment for all animals. It offers children the opportunity to read animal related short stories of their choice to dogs in our Companion Animal Program.

Barks and Books is currently available at 18 libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact Kimberly Tripp at 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or ktripp@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.