Research says that cats find the rhythmic sound of a human voice very comforting and soothing. One local library’s reading program is banking on that. Today, the Public Library of Anniston Calhoun County put on a program designed to help improve local children’s reading skills while also helping the shelter animals. Fall Feline Reading Time helps the League of Animal Welfare by providing human interaction for their cats. Head of Youth Services Alaina Browning says this was the first time for the program. Participants say they hope the program grows within the community and is taken advantage of by many children and parents who want to expose their children to animals. Bott says they plan to put on the program twice a month.