Braylen Hilliard, an 8-year-old Urbana resident, reads to Nancy Sleeper and her dog Toodles during the Barks and Books program on Tuesday at the Champaign County Library. Sleeper has been bringing two of her pooches – Toodles and Tickles (both registered through Alliance of Therapy Dogs) – to reading programs at the library for nearly five years. Barks and Books provides children the chance to practice their reading skills with the help of a K9 friend. The program is held September through May from 4 to 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month., while in June and July, the program shifts to the second Wednesday of the month from 4 to 5 p.m. The program isn’t held in August due to the county fair.


Joshua Keeran | Urbana Daily Citizen

Braylen Hilliard, an 8-year-old Urbana resident, reads to Nancy Sleeper and her dog Toodles during the Barks and Books program on Tuesday at the Champaign County Library. Sleeper has been bringing two of her pooches – Toodles and Tickles (both registered through Alliance of Therapy Dogs) – to reading programs at the library for nearly five years. Barks and Books provides children the chance to practice their reading skills with the help of a K9 friend. The program is held September through May from 4 to 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month., while in June and July, the program shifts to the second Wednesday of the month from 4 to 5 p.m. The program isn’t held in August due to the county fair.

Braylen Hilliard, an 8-year-old Urbana resident, reads to Nancy Sleeper and her dog Toodles during the Barks and Books program on Tuesday at the Champaign County Library. Sleeper has been bringing two of her pooches – Toodles and Tickles (both registered through Alliance of Therapy Dogs) – to reading programs at the library for nearly five years. Barks and Books provides children the chance to practice their reading skills with the help of a K9 friend. The program is held September through May from 4 to 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month., while in June and July, the program shifts to the second Wednesday of the month from 4 to 5 p.m. The program isn’t held in August due to the county fair.
http://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/02/web1_Library1.jpgBraylen Hilliard, an 8-year-old Urbana resident, reads to Nancy Sleeper and her dog Toodles during the Barks and Books program on Tuesday at the Champaign County Library. Sleeper has been bringing two of her pooches – Toodles and Tickles (both registered through Alliance of Therapy Dogs) – to reading programs at the library for nearly five years. Barks and Books provides children the chance to practice their reading skills with the help of a K9 friend. The program is held September through May from 4 to 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month., while in June and July, the program shifts to the second Wednesday of the month from 4 to 5 p.m. The program isn’t held in August due to the county fair. Joshua Keeran | Urbana Daily Citizen