Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to practice their reading with the PAWS therapy dogs from 2:30 to 3:30 PM on Wednesday, June 8 and again on Wednesday, July 13. The dogs are well trained and excellent listeners, helping to build the child’s confidence and desire to read. Bring a blanket (to sit comfortably on the floor) and a book your child is reading or wants to read or select from one of TLNC’s age-appropriate nature books. For more learning and fun, combine the reading with viewing our exhibits or walking our trails before settling down to read. Free but donations appreciated. Please register at 352-357-7536 so each child can have a reading buddy.