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Reading with Rover

What is Reading with Rover?  
The Reading with Rover program is designed to spark an interest, and foster a love for reading, while building self-esteem, and developing reading skills. The program encourages reluctant readers to practice reading skills in a fun, non-judgmental environment while developing personal growth.

Where is it offered?
The Reading with Rover program is offered exclusively at Henderson Libraries for struggling and unsure readers in grades 1-5.
Our unique private reading practice pairs trained reading coaches, their registered therapy dog, and a struggling reader. Reading teams meet weekly at a Henderson Libraries branch.

What makes these dogs so special? 
Our dogs are the magic to this program! Each therapy dog has passed stringent tests to be certified, and all belong to a national therapy association. Since dogs are nonjudgmental, and our therapy dogs also have loving temperaments, they assist in making the program both relaxed and enjoyable for the child. Interested in having your dog participate? Fill out our Therapy Dog application.

What do the kids learn?
Each Reading with Rover program is designed to assist the individual learner. Decoding, comprehension, and reading fluency are just some of the skills we build. Emphasis is placed on building self-esteem and vocabulary development in all our young readers.

Now accepting children grades 1-5!
Children can be nominated for the Reading with Rover program by a parent, teacher, or caregiver. You may download the Program Overview and Nomination Form, or call us for more info: 

Youth Services Department
Paseo Verde Library
(702) 492-6581, extension 4

Meet the Reading with Rover dogs! 
Click on their photos to find out more.