Does your child need some help with their reading? Are they new to reading in English or Te Reo Maaori? Let’s read to therapy dogs together to build their confidence!

Registrations are essential - please fill out the form below. This progamme will be held in Te Kete Tuatea meeting room and hosted by Canine Friends.

Please note: this programme was designed specifically for school-aged children/young people who have print disabilities, dyslexia, or other disabilities which impact upon their reading; children who are very frightened of dogs and would like to improve their confidence around dogs through reading; and children who are learning to read in English as their second language, or children who are learning to read in Te Reo.

If you are unsure whether your child qualifies, please contact the Whakaahu Service Development Librarians.


Register for Reading Buddies

My child’s reading (tick as many as may apply):
My child and dogs (tick as many as may apply):
Photo Release
I consent to photos and videos of my child being taken during this programme.
Photos and videos of programme participants and their work may be taken for use in marketing and promotion for Hamilton City Libraries/Hamilton City Council only.
Please be patient - click Submit once and wait. It may take a few seconds as your request is processed.

Upcoming event sessions

Wednesday 6 December
Te Kete Aronui - Rototuna Library
3:30pm - 4:30pm