Dog Day Afternoon Reading Program

Volunteers and their dogs enjoy an afternoon listening to children in the community practice their reading skills. Dogs are great listeners and children don’t feel judged when reading to them.

If you are interested in joining our Dog Day Afternoons volunteer team, please contact us by email at or call us at (360) 733-2080 ext. 3116.

If your child would like to read to a dog, please contact one of the participating Whatcom County library branches to find out information about the next Dog Day Afternoons:


Phone: 360-305-3600

Central (Bellingham)
Phone: 360-778-7323

Phone: 360-778-7188

Phone: 360-592-2422

Phone: 360-305-3600

South Whatcom (Sudden Valley)
Phone: 360-305-3600