Friday, December 01, 2006
Going to the dogs
We need more nurturing, creative ideas like this. I did a double-take when I first saw this poster in the doorway of my local branch of the Madison Public Library -- and then it made perfect sense. I asked a librarian about it, and she said the program was started by a woman with a dog that likes children and enjoys being read to. Parents of children who want to practice reading aloud but are shy about doing it in public can schedule time with the woman and her dog. The canine listener makes a perfect, attentive and non-judgmental audience. Live outside Madison and want to call for more information? The area code that goes with that number is 608.