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Saint Joseph College

R.E.A.D. Program

R.E.A.D. Program

"Dogs are magic", says Denise Bolduc, a licensed R.E.A.D. Instructor.

R.E.A.D. stands for Reading Education Assistance Dogs.  I've been seeing sign-ups for R.E.A.D. sessions at book stores I frequent and the library and wondered about the growing interest. Denise, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist by profession, is a volunteer literacy mentor for R.E.A.D. She, along with her five year old pugs, Sailor and Scarlett, have quite a packed schedule.  They are at Jack and Allies bookstore in Vernon several times a month and visit various libraries.  Denise and one or both of her dogs also go monthly to the University of Saint Joseph...