Brookdale Library in Brooklyn Center was the site of Paws to Read with certified volunteers from Northstar Therapy Animals March 24. The animals help put children at ease while they practice reading aloud. The next Paws to Read is from 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the library, 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway.
Elias Faz, age 5, of Maple Grove, pets “Midnight” March 24 at the Brookdale Library “Paws to Read” event. (Sun staff photo by Matthew Hankey)
Brenda Faz, age 8, of Maple Grove reads to “Breeze” March 24 at the Brookdale Library “Paws to Read” event. (Sun staff photo by Matthew Hankey)
Robbinsdale residents Katie Palony, age 5, left, and Erin Palony, age 7, read to “Murphy,” a North Star Therapy Animals dog, at the Paws to Read event. Certified volunteers from North Star Therapy Animals helped put young readers at ease so they could cuddle up and practice reading aloud to the therapy dogs. (Sun staff photo by Matthew Hankey)