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Estonian politician and social scientist.
In 1988, together with a partner she established Rahvarinne, the first large-scale independent political movement in Estonia since the beginning of the Soviet Union. In 1990 she was deputy speaker of the Estonian parliament.

From 1992 to 1994 – minister of Social Affairs of Estonia.

Our library launched the Reading Dogs project back in 2013.
It is a project by the community, for the community, run by dedicated volunteers. Our primary goal is to spotlight the positive impact of reading out loud on children, who can’t yet read so well. And for that we need dogs and their owners. The idea was embraced by readers from the very beginning.

Dogs come in different ages, shapes and sizes but they all have one thing in common – they love to work with children. We make sure each dog has gone through special training and a test, to be absolutely certain that they will respond safely even in the most stressful situations.

One key ingredient of this project’s success are the fantastic dog owners and their enthusiasm and dedication. Today our library already has five reading dogs and we’re proud of that. But we’re even prouder of the children who gain enough confidence by reading to dogs that they discover the joy of reading.

 

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