Storytimes, Paws to Read slated for SPL

On Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings, Swanton Public Library offers the opportunity for your baby, toddler, or preschooler to have fun and learn at the same time through weekly classes held at the library. The first six-week session begins Tuesday, Sept. 11 and continues through Thursday, Oct. 18. This session children can have fun with the theme “Opposites.”

Registration is not required for these programs.

Program times and days are as follows:

* Once Upon a Story, for ages 3 to 5, meets on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the children’s program room.

* Once Upon a Story, for ages 1 to 5, meets on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the children’s program room. Ages 2 and under must have an attending adult.

* Tales for Tots, for babies and toddlers ages 6 months through 2 years old with an attending adult, meets on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the library community room.

Paws to Read

Paws to Read is back at the library This program combines kids, dogs, and books. Children sign up to read aloud for 15 minutes to a certified therapy dog, who is happy just to listen. Improve reading skills and have fun reading with a friendly dog at the same time.

Australian shepherd Charlie will be there at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 8 and 29. Kids can read to him in 15-minute slots; six slots are available for both days. Slots can be shared for kids who want to come in together.

For more information or to register for Paws to Read, call 419-826-2760, visit the library website at, or visit the library at 305 Chestnut St.