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Reading and Literacy Holidays:


National Reading Day - January 23, 2014

I Love to Read Month - February

International Book Giving Day - February 14 bookgivingday.com

Read Aloud Day - first Wednesday in March

World Book Day - March 7

Dr. Suess Birthday - March 2

Read Across America - March 2

D.E.A.R. Drop Everything and Read - April 12

April 14 to 20 is Library Week Library Week

World Book Night - April 23

Children's Book Week - Second week in May www.bookweekonline.com

National Book Lovers Day - August 9

International Literacy Day - September 9 sponsored by International Reading Association ReadWriteThink

National Punctuation Day September 24

Read for the Record - September 27 to October 4

National R.E.A.D. Day - November 14

November is Picture Book Month picturebookmonth.com



Current R.E.A.D. Articles for 2016:

Therapy Dogs Help New York Immigrant Kids Clear Reading Hurdles, in Channel NewsAsia on May 17, 2016 Click Here


Student’s Best Friend: Therapy Dogs Calm Exam Jiters at TCC, UTA, in Star Telegram on May 11, 2016 Click Here


Making The Grade: Reading Dogs, on NECN on May 10, 2016 Click Here


B-A-R-K Reading Therapy Dog Joins St. Joseph in Salem, in Eagle Tribune on April 18, 2016 Click Here


Gus the R.E.A.D. Dog Improves Student’s Literacy Skills, in Fox San Antonio on April 10, 2016 Click Here


When Reading Goes to the Dogs, The Boston Globe on March 15, 2016

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Therapy Dogs Unleash Young Readers, The Town Courier Gaithersburg on March 3, 2016

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Community Spotlight: Dogs who Read, in Las Cruces Sun News on February 28, 2016 Click Here


Therapy Dogs Offer Unique Incentive for Struggling Readers at Memphis School, in Chalkbeat Tennessee on February 24, 2016  Click Here


Therapy Dogs Offer Unique Incentive for Struggling Readers at Memphis School, in Chalkbeat Tennessee on February 24, 2016 Click Here


R.E.A.D. Dog Helps Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day, in Hartford Courant on February 11, 2016

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Students Raise Funds to Support Local Therapy Dogs, in West Hartford Patch on February 10, 2016

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Fairfax Students Get Reading Help from Furry Friends, in WCAX on February 3, 2016

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Richfield Students Read, Dogs Listen, in MN Sun on January 29, 2016

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Pups Help Kids Have A Doggone Good Time at the Library, in Daily Inter Lake on January 24, 2016

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R.E.A.D. Articles for 2015:


The Healing Power of Pets: Research, Experience Speak to Benefits of Animal-assisted Therapy, in The Deseret News on September 1, 2015

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Read to a Dog Program About to Start Up Again, in KCTV 5 News on August 29, 2015

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Meet the Dogs Who Help Children Learn to Read, in Express on August 28, 2015

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August Library Program Brings Wags and Smiles, in The Corvallis Advocate on August 19, 2015

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Therapy Dogs Boost Confidence, Help Westminster Kids Improve Reading, in The Denver Post on June 25, 2015
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’Sit. Stay. Read.’: Learn How, Why You Should Read to Your Dog, in The Dallas Morning News on June 16, 2015 
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Library Loses Favorite Worker, in Belgrade News on May 26, 2015

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The New Dogs of Reading: How Our Canine Four-legged Friends are Helping Kids Learn in California Educator on April 4, 2015

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Furry Encouragement: Young Readers Benefit from Some Canine Companionship in Radish: Healthy Living from the Ground Up on April 27, 2015

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Wilson Schools Embraces Alternative Learning Methods in The Tennessean on April 14, 2015

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Dogs Serve as Reading Companions at Keystone Elementary in SCSNewsroom on April 13, 2015

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Tapping Into the Human-animal Bond in Independent Record on April 8, 2015

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Paws to Read Returns to Excelsior in Sun Sailor on March 31, 2015

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Therapy Dogs Provide a Listening, Floppy Ear to Young Readers in Deseret News on March 22, 2015

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Helping Children Get Comfortable with Books in The Mountain News on March 12, 2015

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How Educators Are Using Man’s Best Friend to Help Children with Literacy Skills in Crossroads Magazine on March 1, 2015 

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Pawty at the Nowra Library Goes to the Dogs in South Coast Register on February 27, 2015 

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Stuggling Students Read to Therapy Dogs, Find Confidence In Judgment-Free Zone in The Huffington Post on February 18, 2015

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Friendly Ears at the Byram Shubert Library, in Greenwich Time on January 28, 2015

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Dogs Help Children Improve Their Reading, in KRCR News on January 27, 2015

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Therapy Dogs Help Young Students Learn to Read, in CBS Minnesota on January 23, 2015

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“Tribute to a Good Listener: A Therapy Dog,” in Press of Atlantic City on January 18, 2015

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Meet the Cute Therapy Pups Helping Kids Learn to Read, in The New York Post on January 9, 2015

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Dogs Add Layer of Fun to Reading at the Library, in Billings Gazette on January 3, 2015

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R.E.A.D. Articles for 2014:


Unique Program Uses Dogs to Help Students Read in ABC 5 Eyewitness News Minnesota  (September 2014)

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SERC Library Hosts Canine Companions for Young Readers in The Courant, (April 2014)

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Children Find Comfort, Confidence Reading to Therapy Dog in The Daily Herald  (April 2014)

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Reading to Rosco The Gloucester Times (March 2014)

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Doctor Dog: The Therapeutic Canine Chronograph (February 2014)

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New Twist in Tale of Best Friends  Times Union (February 2014)

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Dear Marcy and Jackie: Don’t Pay for Grades (February 2014)

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Special dogs help children overcome reading challenges Reminder News (January 2014)

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North Shore Group Uses Dogs to Promote Literacy The Chicago Tribune (January 2014)

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Bibliography: Selected Archived R.E.A.D. and Reading Articles.

R.E.A.D. Bibliography 2016.pdf

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