Schools

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Students

Schools choose four students in grades 1-3 who are reluctant or shy readers.  Each week, students read with BARK dogs 15-20 minutes  for eight to ten weeks.

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Reading

Readers are told they are "junior trainers" who are helping the BARK dogs learn to settle so they can visit in libraries - something all students want to do.

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End of Session

On the last day, readers receive a new book, a beanie baby dog, and a bookmark with information about their BARK reading buddy.