Douglas County READing Paws returns Thursday |

Douglas County READing Paws returns Thursday

Staff Reports
Emalie Coltra, 7, reads to 'Jobie' and Terry Cuyler of Reading Paws at the Douglas County Library Wednesday.
Brad Coman |

Reading with animals can help children feel calm, gain confidence, and become strong readers. Starting Thursday, a READing Paws therapy dog will be available at the Minden Library every Thursday afternoon between 3-5 p.m.

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 Douglas County Public Library is located at 1625 Library Lane in Minden. For more information, call 775-782-9841.