Book Buddies Program
Book Buddies is available to children in grades 1st through 8th who are able to read at any skill level. This program is designed to assist children in developing and improving their reading skills while also helping the shelter animals by providing socialization and human interaction. Cats find the rhythmic sound of a human voice very comforting and soothing. This opportunity gives children the chance to read in a non-judgmental environment and find the support and comfort they need through the companionship of a shelter cat.
Do you want to participate? Space is limited so sign up today! Parents/Guardians: reservations are required to ensure that HSHA has the space and volunteers available to assist you and your child(ren). Time slots are available all year long on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the day and from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Plan ahead, schedule reoccurring book buddies sessions and help improve your child’s reading level while supporting the cat population at the shelter.
Please Note: You will receive confirmation of your reserved Book Buddies session. Children that show up without a reserved time slot will not be able to participate in the program.
If you are interested in Book Buddies, please fill out the form below.