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Kendall reads to canine pal Marcy at the Canton Free Library
Kendall reads to canine pal Marcy at the Canton Free Library

Lending a dog?s ear at story time

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Trained dogs can detect bombs and help the physically challenged. Now, some educators say they're helping youngsters learn to read. Teachers and librarians say even though reading is difficult for some children, reading out loud, especially to dogs, helps build confidence. A group of therapy dogs in the North Country has been visiting local libraries as part of the "Read to a Dog" program. The volunteer canine corps brings dogs to the Canton Free Library a couple of times a month so children can practice reading out loud in a non-threatening environment. Todd Moe has more.

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Todd Moe
Morning Host and Producer

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