Looking to improve your child's reading skills? A Hudson Valley library might have the perfect solution.

Summertime means school is out, so a lot of kids don't read. If you're worried about your kid falling behind in ELA skills, the Monroe Free Library has a great event to help with that. On Tuesday, July 9, your child can read to Rocket the service dog from 3 p.m. through 4 p.m.

The library says that Rocket is a great listener, and I bet he is. All his readers will get to take home a personalized keepsake bookmark. Registration must be completed either the day of the event in person or over the phone to make sure your child gets a time slot. If the event fills quickly, you can join a waitlist. Full event details can be found here.

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