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.

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.