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A big thank you and a goodbye – for now.

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This is a sad goodbye from us (for now).

Our year-long pilot program, ‘Reading with Roo’ has come to an end.

 It has been an incredible journey, and without the support of the Otara Community; the kids, the mums and dads, the grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters, this reading program would not have never achieved the successes it has.  Thank you Otara, for taking Roo into your hearts and embracing this amazing hound, promoting reading and supporting the library.

Roo not only has friends in Otara but also all over New Zealand, and all over the world – and we thank you all for your support, encouragement and kindness.  “Reading with Roo’ has been pure magic – and a really special project for all of us involved.

Signing off, (for now) with much love and some sadness,

Pritcilla & Roo



Great to catch up with Aydenn again.

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Roo was most pleased to meet up with Aydenn again – and she chose a lovely selection of books to read.  See you again soon, Aydenn!


Great to meet you Tarita!

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Hurray!  Roo and Tarita finally managed to get a session reading together.  Tarita is a lovely reader, and really likes dogs as well, so Roo felt extra special.  Hope to see you again real soon, Tarita.

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Our lovely friends from Bairds Kindy read Roo some stories.

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It was wonderful to meet our lovely friends from Bairds Kindergarten again.  They all walked down together with their teachers just to come to the library, select books to take out, and have the opportunity to read stories to Roo.

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Nice to meet you Pouono!

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Pouono is another of Roo’s new friends, and a great reader as well.  Pouono read Roo a beautiful story and gave lots of lovely pats during her reading reading session – thanks for reading with Roo, Pouono.


Justina read two different stories to Roo

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Justina read two very different books to Roo this session; one about a caterpillar, and one about washing your hair!  Great reading Justina, and we will see you again real soon.j


Lovely reading from Sajge

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s2 - CopySajge is a great friend to Roo, and always makes time to read him a number of books before her music lessons. Roo always enjoys listening to Sajge read and get some nice pats afterwards.