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Yesterday, kids at the Pinelands Branch got to practice their reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to Ocho, a registered therapy dog. Ocho is a lovable 3 year old German Shepherd and he loves to hear a good story. Reading to dogs has been shown in increase literacy skills and confidence in children. Ocho will be back again on Thursday, March March 28th from 3:30-4:30pm. Sign up for a 15 minute slot and see what it's all about!