Diamond Valley Library's Reading Dog, Lachlan, is inspiring children across Victoria to read more books as the face of the Premiers' Reading Challenge.
Victoria's first registered reading dog, the placid Smooth Collie has been helping children with their reading at Diamond Valley Library as part of the Doggy Tales program. Reading to Lachlan is great for kids because they can read without judgement and without being self-conscious.
The Premiers’ Reading Challenge encourages children to read a set number of books over the year and record their efforts online. It’s a great way to get young people talking about reading with their friends and pushing themselves to read as many books as they can.
Lachlan the Reading Dog has his own Facebook page, follow him here.
More about Lachlan...
Lachlan is eight years old and will celebrate his birthday on May 8. He is a pedigree smooth collie who didn’t become a show dog, like his parents, because his ears prick up instead of flopping over at the tip. No matter how hard he tried, his ears would not sit down! But this makes Lachlan the perfect reading dog – his ears stand up because he’s always listening for the next story!
Lachlan’s favourite books are Hairy Maclary, Spot, Harry the Dirty Dog and Clifford, but really he just loves hearing stories from any book.When he’s not at Diamond Valley Library, he enjoys going to the beach with his friend, having a walk at the local park and reading, reading, reading!
Lachlan’s favourite movies are Lassie and Red Dog. He’s hoping to see Mr Peabody & Sherman.