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Read to a Dog at Your Library

 

Snickers the therapy dogFamilies are invited to participate in the “Read to a Dog” program offered by Lincoln City Libraries and Healing Heart Therapy Dogs, a local therapy dog organization. The program provides an opportunity for children from kindergarten to age 12 to practice their reading by reading to a dog. Therapy teams are partnered with children who read to a dog in 20-minute shifts once a week for six weeks.

The spring session runs from March 20 through April 29. Preregistration is required. To register, contact the person listed for each branch. The schedule is as follows:

  • Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Call or e-mail Abby at 314-308-5991 or clutterabby@gmail.com to register to read to Louis the therapy dog for one or more sessions.
  • Bethany Branch, 1810 N. Cotner Boulevard, 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Saturdays. E-mail Deb at dlambrecht59@gmail.com to register to read to Xena the therapy dog for one or more sessions.
  • Eiseley Branch, 1530 Superior Street, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Mondays. E-mail Tami at manybookstworead@gmail.com to register to read to Snickers the therapy dog for one or more sessions.
  • Gere Branch, 2400 S 56th Street:
    • Read to a Cat: 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays. E-mail Allison at allisontalkspets@gmail.com to register to read to Rainy the therapy cat for one or more sessions.
    • 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays. E-mail Lynn at lynnkal@aol.com to register to read to Sooky the therapy dog for one or more sessions.
    • 6:00 to 7:35 p.m. Mondays. Call or e-mail Mimi at 402-217-9019 or huskerdvm@gmail.com to register to read to Wrench the therapy dog for one or more sessions.
  • South Branch, 2675 South Street, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Call Judy at 402-423-1498 to register to read to Ikon the therapy dog for one or more sessions.
  • Walt Branch, 6701 S. 14th Street, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. E-mail or call Dawn at dwndvs6@gmail.com or 402-617-5910 to register to read to Walter the therapy dog for one or more sessions.

 

 

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