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Dogs help children to read in Mosinee

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MOSINEE (WAOW) -- Children got some help with their reading skills from a furry friend on Tuesday.

The Mosinee Public Library welcomed three certified therapy dogs named Chip, Bill and Red.

Children sat with the dogs and read books out loud to them.

Librarians say reading to animals can help boost a young reader's confidence.

"The dogs make them feel less self-conscious," said Holly Smith, Mosinee's librarian. "They don't have to worry about if they're pronouncing the words right, how fast they're reading. It's that non-judgmental thing that you get from animals."

The dogs will be at the Wausau library Thursday from 1-3 ready to hear more stories. Children of all ages are welcome.

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