Virtual Book Buddies
Salt Lake County Animal Services has relaunched and expanded its Book Buddies program virtually. This is the perfect volunteer opportunity for children and a way to sooth a shelter pet.
Children sign up to read to a shelter pet from their home. The program helps them improve their reading skills while helping shelter animals with socialization. Dogs and cats find the rhythmic sounds of a voice very soothing. This is for beginning level readers and up.
Book Buddies has been a volunteer program for children at Salt Lake County Animal Services since 2016. The program has been adjusted to give children an opportunity to interact with pets at the shelter during COVID-19.
How Book Buddies Works:
- Parents sign their child up for a 10-minute reading session at bit.ly/slco_bookbuddies
- Upon registration, the participant will receive an email with a Zoom link for the upcoming session. Parents, please help your child log into the meeting a few minutes before their scheduled time.
Virtual Book Buddies is offered twice a week: Mondays: 3:30 - 5 PM and Fridays: 2 - 3:30 PM
During Winter Break, stay tuned. A variety of FREE Virtual workshops will be available for children while they’re out of school. Follow Animal Service's Facebook page for more upcoming details.
Salt Lake County Animal Services is located at 511 W 3900 S, SLC. Hours of operation are Mon-Sat, 10 AM – 6 PM. Due to Covid-19, all services are done by appointment. For additional information call 385-468-7387, email email@example.com
, visit AdoptUtahPets.org.