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.

Sep
23
Mon
Barks and Books @ Altadena Branch Library
Sep 23 @ 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 21 libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or outreach@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

Sep
24
Tue
Barks and Books @ Hill Avenue Branch Library
Sep 24 @ 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 20 libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or outreach@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

Sep
26
Thu
Barks and Books @ Lamanda Park Branch Library
Sep 26 @ 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 20 libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or outreach@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

Sep
28
Sat
Barks and Books @ Linda Vista Branch Library
Sep 28 @ 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.

Oct
1
Tue
Barks and Books @ Grandview Library
Oct 1 @ 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.

Barks and Books @ Crowell Public Library
Oct 1 @ 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 20 libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or outreach@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

Oct
5
Sat
Barks and Books @ Arcadia Public Library
Oct 5 @ 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.

Oct
7
Mon
Barks and Books @ San Rafael Branch Library
Oct 7 @ 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 20 libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or outreach@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

Oct
8
Tue
Barks and Books @ Hastings Branch Library
Oct 8 @ 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 20 libraries in our service cities. No reservation necessary. Please contact 626.792.7151 ext. 114 or outreach@pasadenahumane.org with any questions.

Oct
9
Wed
Barks and Books @ Pacific Park Library
Oct 9 @ 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.