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.

May
4
Mon
Barks and Books @ San Rafael Branch Library
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Children ages 5 to 12 makes are invited to read with our volunteer companion animal teams to boost confidence and learn about respectful, humane treatment for all animals. Not only does this make reading fun, it also builds a child’s confidence in reading aloud.

Barks and Books is currently available at a variety of libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or outreach@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

May
5
Tue
Barks and Books @ Grandview Library
May 5 @ 3:00 pm

Children ages 5 to 12 makes are invited to read with our volunteer companion animal teams to boost confidence and learn about respectful, humane treatment for all animals. Not only does this make reading fun, it also builds a child’s confidence in reading aloud.

Barks and Books is currently available at a variety of libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or outreach@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

Barks and Books @ Crowell Public Library
May 5 @ 3:15 pm

Children ages 5 to 12 makes are invited to read with our volunteer companion animal teams to boost confidence and learn about respectful, humane treatment for all animals. Not only does this make reading fun, it also builds a child’s confidence in reading aloud.

Barks and Books is currently available at a variety of libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or outreach@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

May
9
Sat
Barks and Books @ Santa Catalina Branch Library
May 9 @ 1:00 pm

Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to read with our volunteer companion animal teams to boost confidence and learn about respectful, humane treatment for all animals. Not only does this make reading fun, it also builds a child’s confidence in reading aloud.

Barks and Books is currently available at a variety of libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or outreach@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

May
11
Mon
Barks and Books @ South Pasadena Public Library
May 11 @ 3:00 pm

Children ages 5 to 12 makes are invited to read with our volunteer companion animal teams to boost confidence and learn about respectful, humane treatment for all animals. Not only does this make reading fun, it also builds a child’s confidence in reading aloud.

Barks and Books is currently available at a variety of libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or outreach@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

May
12
Tue
Barks and Books @ Hastings Branch Library
May 12 @ 3:30 pm

Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to read with our volunteer companion animal teams to boost confidence and learn about respectful, humane treatment for all animals. Not only does this make reading fun, it also builds a child’s confidence in reading aloud.

Barks and Books is currently available at a variety of libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or outreach@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

May
13
Wed
Barks and Books @ Pacific Park Library
May 13 @ 3:00 pm

Children ages 5 to 12 makes are invited to read with our volunteer companion animal teams to boost confidence and learn about respectful, humane treatment for all animals. Not only does this make reading fun, it also builds a child’s confidence in reading aloud.

Barks and Books is currently available at 20 libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or outreach@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

May
14
Thu
Barks and Books @ Sierra Madre Public Library
May 14 @ 3:30 pm

Children ages 5 to 12 makes are invited to read with our volunteer companion animal teams to boost confidence and learn about respectful, humane treatment for all animals. Not only does this make reading fun, it also builds a child’s confidence in reading aloud.

Barks and Books is currently available at a variety of libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or outreach@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

May
16
Sat
Barks & Books @ Arcadia Public Library
May 16 @ 11:00 am

Children ages 5 to 12 makes are invited to read with our volunteer companion animal teams to boost confidence and learn about respectful, humane treatment for all animals. Not only does this make reading fun, it also builds a child’s confidence in reading aloud.

Barks and Books is currently available at 20 libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or outreach@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

May
18
Mon
Barks & Books @ Monrovia Public Library
May 18 @ 3:00 pm

Children ages 5 to 12 makes are invited to read with our volunteer companion animal teams to boost confidence and learn about respectful, humane treatment for all animals. Not only does this make reading fun, it also builds a child’s confidence in reading aloud.

Barks and Books is currently available at a variety of libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or outreach@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.