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Tales & Tails

Come read to a Therapy Pet at the library! Volunteers from the Animal Rescue League's Therapets program will be bringing two, trained therapy dogs to the library to read with children. Kids can pick out their favorite book and read it to a furry friend. This is a great way for kids to gain confidence with reading aloud.

Ages 5+ (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Please register online for this program.  This event will be broken down into individual sessions. You will be contacted before the event and assigned a specific time.

If you have questions, please email Sheila Olson at solson@altoona.lib.ia.us

Meet the dogs!




Satchmo is a greyhound who lives in Altoona. Satchmo loves everyone, especially kids! When Satchmo is not relaxing at home, he enjoys visiting his resident-friends at an Altoona Nursing home, walking the trails behind the library (where he leads exercise programs for rabbits), and "shopping" for new toys at PetSmart. Satchmo loves stories and is ready to read with some new friends!







Spirit is a Golden Retriever, British Cream and Border Collie mix.  She is 8 years old and she loves going to the library. She has a lot of experience reading with children, but she's always ready to make some new friends!

Saturday, February 24, 2018
9:00am - 11:00am
ICN Room (south half of meeting room) - Book up to 2 times per month, Kitchen Room (north half of meeting room) - Book up to 2 times per month
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Sheila Olson