BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Bloomfield Public Library Children's Department hosted special program for elementary school students in grades kindergarten through sixth on Saturday as Brady the Therapy Dog returned to listen to young readers reciting from their favorite books.
 
Brady, a friendly Labrador who turns ten in June, helps by letting the school children practice their reading skills in a warm and nurturing environment, without judgement.  He helps the children feel more comfortable and relaxed.
 
Nicholas, a nine-year-old third grade student at Brookdale School, read ‘Blue’s Safari Skidoo.’
 
 
Sasha told tales from ‘Pete the Cat,’ while Parker delivered passages from the book ‘Found.’
 
The children had a great time reading – and snuggling – with Brady.  Brady loved the attention and affection.

 
Brady returns to the library one more before the start of summer on Saturday, June 15 at 11 am.
 
There is also a summer reading program with Read to Ruby – the library’s pet bunny.
 
The library also hosts a Special Olympics program three times a year that is open to special needs children and other kids called Unified Partners who are welcome to join their siblings.  Bloomfield is first library in New Jersey to host Special Olympics young athletes.

 
The Bloomfield Public Library, located at 90 Broad Street, has been serving the community for over seventy years.  For information about upcoming programs and events, visit www.bplnj.org.