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Kids Read to Clyde The Dog at Tuckahoe Library

TUCKAHOE, N.Y. – Tuckahoe Library went to the kids and the dog Tuesday afternoon. Clyde Wynne, a 2-year-old golden retriever made his third guest appearance of the year. Kids can sign up to read a story to Clyde, who listens patiently and never interrupts.

Kathy Wynne, of Bronxville, who is Clyde’s assistant, said Clyde is greatly enjoying his part-time job.

"He gets lots of attention," Wynne said. "And he loves it." Before signing up for the reading program, Wynne and Clyde participated in a training class.

The "Paws and Tales" reading program is the brainchild of Youth Services Librarian Ellen Tannenbaum. She said she has been booked solid for each of Clyde's three appearances this year.

"The kids have a really good time," Tannenbaum said. "I am already planning on continuing the program next year."

LeiAnn Sampson, 9, traveled with her mom, LeAndre, from Yonkers just so she could read to Clyde. "I liked reading to Clyde because sometimes I have trouble reading, and Clyde won't laugh," LeiAnn said.

LeAndre Sampson said that LeiAnn sometimes struggles with reading. But Kathy Wynne assured LeiAnn that she did a great job of reading a Dr. Suess book to Clyde. Clyde seemed to agree.

Tannenbaum has already scheduled more dates with Clyde to come back to Tuckahoe Library. Children must pre-register in order to participate in the program. For more information check out the Library's website .

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