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The See Spot Read (SSR) Calendar is exactly that---a Calendar of read events. In these events, children---generally first or second graders---read with delight to our canine companions. Our volunteer teams come from various nationally recognized therapy dog organizations. The Calendar offers numerous opportunities in Wake County for volunteers to help children advance in their skills by reading to our canine companions. We present a coordinated and consistent program that promotes the benefits of children reading to dogs to enhance literacy skills. We motivate and encourage reading as well as help build self-esteem and self-confidence in reading aloud. Another important benefit is that children learn how to interact with our canine companions.

We provide a service for orienting our volunteers who have earned therapy dog certification before they may participate in any event on the SSR Calendar. All volunteers must use this service and complete the Volunteer Profile fully before volunteering at any site on our calendar. Therapy Dog/Team Certification with a nationally recognized therapy organization is also required. Proof of current therapy dog certification is to be carried, or worn, at all times. Officials at schools, libraries and other sites have the right to ask volunteers to show proof of their certification at any time. Volunteers may be interested in shadowing a read event without their dog. (Most Therapy Certification Organizations require a shadow event.)

We are growing and looking forward to adding new volunteer teams. This calendar can only thrive through the efforts of dedicated volunteer teams who are willing to make a difference in their community! Make a difference and help children learn to love to read and to read with confidence! We look forward to working with you and your canine companion.

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See Spot Read - Therapy Dog Meetup

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  • July 23 · 11:30 AM

    Reading Session at West Regional Library

    3 Therapy Dog Team Volunteers

    Regularly scheduled reading session occurring on the 4th Saturday of every month at 11:30 am.  This is a very popular session!! Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to the... Learn more

  • July 20 · 4:00 PM

    Reading at Southgate Library

    2 Therapy Dog Team Volunteers

    The Southgate Library has visits Wednesdays once a month from 4-5PM. Please check the calendar for appropriate dates! Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early and meet... Learn more

  • July 17 · 2:00 PM

    READ EVENT AT NORTH REGIONAL LIBRARY

    4 Therapy Dog Team Volunteers

    Check your RSVP list and know what other meet up members are going to be in attendance so that you can all meet out front and then go in together as a group. Plan on... Learn more

  • July 17 · 2:00 PM

    Cameron Village Library

    3 Therapy Dog Team Volunteers | 4.00

    CAMERON VILLAGE LIBRARY WANTS SEE SPOT READ :) !! Please RSVP and read with the children at Cameron Village Library! Cameron Village is a popular spot for the kids and... Learn more

  • July 16 · 2:00 PM

    Athens Drive Community Library

    2 Therapy Dog Team Volunteers

    Athens Drive Community Library read sessions are held on the third Saturday of the month at 2:00 PM. Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early so that your dog can meet,... Learn more

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