Therapy dogs to help kids hone reading skills at Douglas County Public Library in Minden

Starting September 8, a READing Paws therapy dog will be available at the Douglas County Public Library from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursdays to help children feel calm and gain confidence as strong readers.

Children of all ages and reading levels are invited to read with a registered therapy dog and the dog’s handler. Each child will spend 15 minutes with a dog. Time slots are available on a first come, first serve basis. Parental permission is required, and permission forms are available at the library. This program is offered in partnership with READing Paws, a local affiliate of Intermountain Therapy Animals.

The Minden Library is at 1625 Library Lane. Connect with it on Facebook and Twitter, or go to, or call 775-782-9841.


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