Library Kids Enjoy Reading To The Captain

Captain, a mild-mannered therapy dog, hears stories from multiple children at the Kirkland Town Library.

The Happy Tails Reading Program at the library is designed to be a “safe place for a reluctant reader to read to someone who is not judgmental,” said Ruth Gilbert, youth librarian at the KTL.

Multiple kids signed up for a 15-minute reading session with Captain. Vincenza Constantino, a nine-year-old fourth grader, read Captain an excerpt from “Winnie the Pooh.”

Constantino said Captain likes when people read to him. “It makes him sleepy, and he enjoys the stories,” she said.\

This is Captain’s second time curling up and having stories read to him at the library. Although it seems like a job many dogs would love to have, Captain had to work hard to get to where he is today.

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