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For Immediate Release

Pets Around the Bay” Television Show
to Film Redwood City Kids Practicing
Reading - to Therapy Dogs!

- Parents can Sign-up Kids to be Part of the Show -

Redwood City, CA - June 18th, 2008 – This Saturday June 21st, 2008 from noon to 1 pm, the Redwood City Downtown Library will host television station KPIX, as they film a segment of the popular Bay Area show, “Pets Around the Bay.” The segment to be filmed will feature the Paws for Tales program that has been visiting Redwood City monthly since the first of the year. The Paws for Tales program encourages children ages 5 and up to improve their reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud - to a therapy dog. 

Kids can get a chance to be part of the show by having their parents register them in advance. The first 30 children to sign up may be part of the television segment. Space is limited, so parents are urged to sign up today!  Parents may register their children in person at the Children’s Desk in the Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road or by calling 780-7017. A parent or guardian must be available at the time of taping to sign a release form. The segment is expected to be broadcast next month.

Children are shown to strongly respond to the novel opportunity to read to a well-behaved Pet Assisted Therapy dog, giving them more self-confidence in their reading, improved attention to their reading, and more motivation to read.

Kids have been visiting libraries monthly to read a tale to Pet Assisted Therapy Dogs and their handlers from the Peninsula Humane Society & the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Pet Food Express sponsors the “Pets Around the Bay” televised segment on KPIX which airs Friday nights at 7:20 pm. 

The Redwood City Public Library is the learning center of our community. For more information about library events and services visit the library’s web page at or call 780-7026.

The Redwood City Public Library offers many free programs for children, adults, and families, and is the learning center of our community. For more information about library events and services you may access the library’s home page at or call 780-7026.

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Jacky Averill
Redwood City Public Library
(650) 780-7016


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