Beginning Saturday, March 9th Van Horn Public Library in Pine Island will host four visits by Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.) Midnight and his human companion Ann Goplen of Zumbrota. The mission of the R.E.A.D. program is to improve the literacy skills of children through the assistance of registered therapy teams as literacy mentors. Readers must sign-up in advance at the Youth Library desk for the 20 minute sessions. Midnight will be available to listen from 10:00am to 11:30am. Further visits on March 23rd, April 6th and April 20th from 10:00am to 11:30am may also be registered for at the Van Horn Public Library.