Families 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 ages 6-12 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 spring session runs from March 5 through the week of April 14. Preregistration is required except where noted. To register, contact the person listed for each branch. The schedule is as follows:

• Anderson Branch Library, 3635 Touzalin Ave., 4-5 p.m. Sundays. This is a drop-in session to read to Pearl or Harry, and no registration is required.

• Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St., 4-5 p.m. Thursdays. This is a drop-in session to read to Pax, and no registration is required.

• Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St., 4-5:30 p.m. Sundays. Email Ellie at elliephillips11@gmail.com to register to read to Daisy.

• Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th St., features dog sessions from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Call Mimi at 402-217-9019 to register for Hugh. Cat sessions are 7 p.m.-7:50 p.m. Tuesdays. Email Allison at allisontalkspets@gmail.com to register to read to Rainy.

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• South Branch Library, 2675 South St., 2-3:30 p.m. Sundays. Email Heather at arnold.heather4@gmail.com to register to read to Nanook.

• Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th St., 10-11 a.m. Saturdays. Email Angela at anjherbert@gmail.com to register to read to Mojo.

For information about Lincoln City Libraries and it services, visit lincolnlibraries.org.


L Magazine editor

Mark Schwaninger is L magazine and Neighborhood Extra editor.

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