Paws To Read

Our Paws to Read programs are held at schools and libraries in Central Indiana and offer children an opportunity to practice reading to a Paws & Think therapy dog. Research shows that therapy dogs can help to reduce anxiety as well as improve focus and attention span. Therapy dogs serve as a calm presence and allow children to work to improve literacy, comprehension, and communication with a nonjudgmental listener.


READ LogoPaws & Think is an affiliate of Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.), a worldwide organization focused on improving the literacy skills of children through the assistance of registered therapy teams. This partnership allows Paws & Think’s therapy team handlers the opportunity to take additional training as literacy mentors to help children gain confidence, improve social skills, and develop a love of reading.

Below is a list of our current list of Paws to Read venue partners. Our library Paws to Read programs are open to the public.

If you are interested in starting a Paws to Read program at your venue, please email us at info@nullpawsandthink.org.


Paws to Read Venues

Indianapolis Public Library – College Avenue Branch
1st Tuesday, 6:00p-7:00p

Indianapolis Public Library – Glendale Branch
Every Tuesday, 5:30p-6:30p

Indianapolis Public Library – Irvington Branch
2nd Saturday, 11:00a-12:00p

Indianapolis Public Library – Lawrence Branch
3rd Saturday, 11:00a-12:00p

Indianapolis Public Library – Wayne Branch
1st Saturday, 11:00a-12:00p

Brownsburg Public Library
3rd Saturday, 11:00a-12:00p

Carmel Clay Public Library
4th Saturday, 10:30a-11:30a

Shelby County Public Library
3rd Thursday, 5:30p-7:30p

Westfield Washington Public Library
2nd Saturday, 10:30a-11:30a

Indy Reads Books
1st and 3rd Saturdays, 11:30a-12:30p

Indianapolis Public Library – Pike Branch
1st Saturday, 11:00a-12:00p

Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library
Tuesday, 6:30p-7:30p

Indianapolis Public Library – East 38th Street Branch
2nd Monday, 6:00p-7:00p

Indianapolis Public Library – Southport Branch
3rd Wednesday, 6:00p-7:00p

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