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'Books and Barks' can improve reading skills

Zoom with Palmdale City Library

2/19/2021, midnight

The popular “Books and Barks” program, where kids are encouraged to read to friendly dogs, returns to the Palmdale City Library via Zoom on each Tuesday in March from 3 to 4 p.m.

Interested persons may register by sending an email to pcl@cityofpalmdale.org by Thursday, Feb. 25. Include the participating child’s name and age, and the preferred date in March: 2, 9, 16, 23 or 30. A Zoom account is required, and space is limited.

“With the pandemic causing disruption to everyday life, reading practice may be something that kids are reluctant to do,” said Library Associate Shay Hawken. For more information, call the Palmdale City Library at (661) 267-5600, TDD 267-5167, or visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/library.