October is a very busy month for BARCC Therapy Teams. In addition to our work in nursing homes, hospice, group homes and hospitals, the R.E.A.D. season begins. Reading Education Assistance Dogs is a program that enables school children to read one-on-one with a trained therapy dog and handler to increase literacy, confidence and the love of reading. This month, we are starting our fall R.E.A.D. programs in 5 different locations – Parkview Primary in Mayville, Randolph School in Randolph, St. Katharine Drexel School in Beaver Dam, St. Mary’s School in Mayville and Theresa Learning Community in Theresa. Two other locations, Merton School in Merton and Richmond in Sussex are currently getting organized. With the addition of 3 new R.E.A.D. teams and one more in training, we can expand our reach to more schools and bring the magic of R.E.A.D. dogs to more students.