It was doggie story time at Lee County Public Library this afternoon.
A small group of children came to read to dogs, but they were not just any dogs " they were specially-trained canines that often visit nursing homes and other care facilities.
It [the program] helps sometimes break barriers. You know, if the child TMs having difficulty or doesn TMt like reading too much, they enjoy reading to the dogs, said Cheryl Cohen, a member of the Delta Society, a non-profit organization that uses dogs as a means of therapy.
The program, which was designed to help children who either don TMt like reading or who are having difficulty reading, was the first of its kind.