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.

Jul
28
Thu
Lamanda Park Branch Library @ Lamanda Park Branch Library
Jul 28 @ 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 17 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.

Sep
3
Sat
Arcadia Public Library @ Arcadia Public Library
Sep 3 @ 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 17 libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact Kimberly Tripp at 626.792.7151 ext. 114 orktripp@pasadenahumane.org with any question

Linda Vista Branch Library @ Linda Vista Branch Library
Sep 3 @ 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 17 libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact Kimberly Tripp at 626.792.7151 ext. 114 orktripp@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

Sep
8
Thu
Sierra Madre Public Library @ Sierra Madre Public Library
Sep 8 @ 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 17 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.

Pasadena Central Library @ Pasadena Central Library
Sep 8 @ 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 17 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.

Sep
10
Sat
Santa Catalina Branch Library @ Santa Catalina Branch Library
Sep 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 17 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.

Glendale Central Library @ Glendale Central Library
Sep 10 @ 2:00 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 17 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.

Sep
12
Mon
La Pintoresca Branch Library @ La Pintoresca Branch Library
Sep 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 17 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
Sep 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 17 libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact Kimberly Tripp at 626.792.7151 ext. 114 orktripp@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

Sep
13
Tue
Crowell Public Library @ Crowell Public Library
Sep 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 17 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.