JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

Two programs in Johnson City, aimed at promoting reading skills in children, are looking for more participants. 

The "Tale to Tail" program at the Johnson City Public Library now has openings.

Through the program, children in first through fifth grade read to a trained listening dog.  Organizers tell News 5, the program helps build their confidence in reading aloud, or is just good for children who love dogs.  The program is offered every Tuesday at four o'clock in the afternoon, in the library's Storytime room.

The library also says there are openings in the READing Paws program.  That program helps children become comfortable with their reading, with registered therapy dogs.

The READing Paws program meets once Saturday a month from 11:30 - 12:30 in the Storytime Room.

For more information on either program, or to pre-register, call 423-434-4458.