Children practice reading with Voorhees library cat

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Children practice reading with Voorhees library cat. Alicia Vitarelli reports during Action News at 6 a.m. on August 10, 2018.

VOORHEES, N.J. (WPVI) -- Some kids are spending the final weeks of their summer break practicing their reading.

And they got a little help from a furry friend in Voorhees.

The kids ages 5-11 read their favorite books to "Darby" the Library cat at the Vogelson regional branch.

Librarians say animals don't judge the kids if they make a mistake or don't know a word.

It's that unconditional acceptance that grows strong readers.

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