Paws for Reading at the Fraser Public Library

Mackenzie Bisdorf, Author

In the interest of supporting young readers, a certified therapy dog was brought into the Fraser Public Library for the month of October.

On October 9 at 5:30 p.m. a cute and cuddly therapy dog was sitting in the library for a special event known as Paws for Reading. The therapy dog, Reba, is the star of the event, for she is on the job multiple times this month.

The Paws for Reading event gives beginning and struggling readers a calming, stress-free environment to practice their reading. These young readers sit in the cozy children’s nook and read to Reba. She is a good listener and puts the children at ease.

This event is taking place again on October 23 at 5:30 p.m. Also, a special Halloween edition of Paws for Reading will be offered to children on October 27 at 11:30 a.m.

According to the website, The Fraser Public Library is looking for more therapy dogs.

“Right now, Reba is our only therapy dog! If you know of another certified therapy dog, send them our way! We’d love to make this a weekly program.”

The library can be contacted at the number (586) 293-2055 or visited online at