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“Read to a Dog” Program Returns this Fall

Lincoln City Libraries and Healing Heart Therapy Dogs’s program “Read to a Dog” is returning this fall.

The program provides an opportunity for children ages 6 to 12 to practice their reading by reading aloud 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 fall session runs from October 8 through November 17. Preregistration is required except where noted. To register, contact the person listed for each branch.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Anderson Branch, 3635 Touzalin Avenue, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sundays, October 13 to November 17. This is a drop-in session to read to Eleanor, and no registration is required.
  • Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, October 8 to November 12.  Email Janae at [email protected] to register to read to Pax.
  • Bethany Branch, 1810 N. Cotner Boulevard, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, October 8 to November 12.  This is a drop-in session to read to Harry, and no registration is required.
  • Eiseley Branch, 1530 Superior Street, 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays, October 13 to November 17. Email Ellie at [email protected] to register to read to Daisy.
  • South Branch, 2675 South Street, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays, October 13 to November 17. Email Heather at [email protected] to register to read to Nanook.
  • Walt Branch, 6701 S. 14th Street:
    • 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Saturdays, October 12 to November 16.  Email Angela at [email protected] to register to read to Mojo.
    • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, October 10 to November 21 (no session Oct. 31).  Call Dr. Harvey at 402-217-9019 to register to read to Hugh.
    • 6:30 to 7:50 p.m. Wednesdays, October 9 to November 13.  Email Allison at [email protected]mail.com to register to read to Rainy the Cat.

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