HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Children explored the benefits of reading to a therapy dog recently at the Hillsborough branch of the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey.

According to research from Tufts University, reading to a therapy dog can enforce positive attitudes in children about literacy.

Children in grades K-4 spent time at the library reading aloud to "Stash," a therapy dog from Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc.

There will be another opportunity to connect with a therapy dog at the library 0n March 6 at 3:45 p.m. for children in grades K-4. For more information visit: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/3650411.