Virtual Book Buddies: Kids Read to Shelter Pets - Salt Lake County Animal Services | Kids Out and About Salt Lake City

Virtual Book Buddies: Kids Read to Shelter Pets - Salt Lake County Animal Services

*The event has already taken place on this date: Fri, 01/15/2021
Participate in our Virtual Book Buddies! This is the perfect volunteer opportunity for children and a way to sooth a shelter pet, from the comfort of your home. Space is limited and registration is required.

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How Book Buddies Works:
Join us virtually at Salt Lake County Animal Services for a 10 minute reading session with an animal at the shelter! This is for beginning level readers and up.

There will be two opportunities each week to participate:
Mondays: 3:30 - 5 PM
Fridays: 2 - 3:30 PM.

Participants will sign up for a specific 10 minute segment. Upon registration, the participant will receive an email with a Zoom link for the upcoming session. Parents, please help your child log into the meeting a few minutes before their scheduled time.

Register Online:

You will only be able to register 2 weeks out.

The program will help children improve their reading skills AND will help the shelter pets with socialization. Animals find the rhythmic sounds of a voice very soothing. Similar programs at other shelters across the country have seen the benefits the program has to offer.
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Contact name: 
Callista Pearson
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The event has already taken place on this date: 
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