Kids read to furry friends

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Kids had a chance to read to a furry friend Saturday at the library.

The Read to a Canine program took place at the downtown branch of the St. Joseph County Library.

About ten kids in total came to the children's room to read to the dogs.

These dogs have been letting kids read to them for the past six years.

The library says the dogs are great to read to because they don't judge the way kids read or say certain words.

"We love having the dogs there because the dogs never correct your pronunciation, there's no kind of judgment involved. It's just very soothing and it helps the children build confidence in their reading," said Kris Springer.

Several libraries across the nation have put this program into place.

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