Most kids love dogs, but not all children love to read.
So someone decided letting kids spent time with a dog when they are reading, even reading to the animal, was a good idea.
It worked — and now it's happening at Memorial Hall Library in Andover.
Annie the therapy dog often sits and listens to children read at the library. Annie's owner, Ann Hall of Andover, brings her pet to the library for the reading sessions.
The program is for children who are able to read on their own or may need a bit of practice with their skills. Annie meets with each reader for 15 minutes.
If you know a child who wants to read to Annie, check out the library's website — https://mhl.org/ — for more information.