Children can read to specially trained dogs and their handlers. There is no judgment, no criticism, and tons of tail wagging fun!

Literacy Education Assistance Pups – L.E.A.P.® --is composed of a dedicated group of volunteers based in Lewes, Delaware, who strive to increase the quality of reading education for the students in our community through the use of trained therapy dogs. The goal of the L.E.A.P. program is to improve the literacy skills of children, and grow their enthusiasm for reading, through the assistance of therapy dog teams as literacy mentors. The presence of a L.E.A.P. dog creates an inviting and motivating reading environment. Specifically, a L.E.A.P. dog is nonjudgmental, comfortable, and FUN! Reading sessions can take place in local schools, libraries, and other settings.


Wednesdays at 6 PM October - May

Children's Activity Area

Thank you for your participation!



Tsunami Tsunami     Oliver Oliver


Ringo Ringo     Bruce Bruce


L.E.A.P. is an extraordinary program. If you are unable to make a RBPL session for a particular week, or Wednesdays @ 6 PM does not work for your family, a list of the 2015 Delaware Site Locations is below. This is the most up to date version available to me, so please call and ask these locations about the L.E.A.P. program!

2015 Site Locations


Library Hours

Monday 10am-8pm
Tuesday 10am-8pm
Wednesday 10am-8pm
Thursday 10am-5pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-3pm

Bookdrop open 24/7
On front NE corner of building.
Do not place donations in bookdrop, please!

For more information about hours or events please call

(302) 227-8044

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