The junior library at Gunn Memorial Library in Washington has announced a new program to help reluctant, shy or struggling readers improve their confidence.

Children are invited to read with Rover, a specially-trained dog, Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m.

Participating dogs are Good Dog Foundation graduates, all trained and certified therapy dogs.

Children may bring their own book or use a library book.

To learn more or to sign up for a 15-minute session, call 860-868-2310, email or visit