Therapy Dogs United

therapy dogs unitedOn the third Tuesday and Wednesday of every month, children are invited to read to a therapy dog at the Edinboro Branch Library at 3:30 p.m. On Tuesdays, the dogs are available until 7 p.m.; on Wednesdays, the dogs stay until 4:30 pm.

Therapy Dogs United brings the dogs to the branch library for children to practice their reading skills. The dogs love to listen while the children gain reading confidence without any judgment.

The Edinboro Branch Library is located at 413 Plum Street, Edinboro, PA  16412. For more information and to register, please call (814) 451-7081.

IdeaShare

On the first Saturday of every month in 2016, Blasco Library will host IdeaShare Sessions.  The free, drop-in sessions will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.in Fiction Seating Area.

The dates for the sessions are:

April 2
May 5

Aspiring entrepreneurs can drop in for a guided conversation on business or product ideas with  Moderator Bill Scholz, the Innovation Collaborative’s Operations and Communications Lead. Patrons will be encouraged to connect, network, and be inspired with the help of this Community Partner.

The Blasco Library is located at 160 East Front St, Erie, PA  16507. For more information, please call (814)451-6927 or email library-reference@eriecountypa.gov.

Therapy Dogs

therapy dogs unitedOn the second Tuesday of every month, children are invited to read to a therapy dog at the Lincoln Community Center Library at 4:30 p.m.

Therapy Dogs United brings the dogs to the branch library for children to practice their reading skills. The dogs love to listen while the children gain reading confidence without any judgment.

The Lincoln Community Center Library is located at 1255 Manchester Road, Erie, PA  16505. For more information, please call (814) 451-7085.

Ask Annie: Read to a Therapy Dog

AnnieAsk Annie: Read to a Therapy Dog will take place on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Mead’s Children Storytime Room at the Blasco Library.

The dates are March 16, April 20 and May 18.

Children fifteen and under can practice their reading skills with Annie the Therapy Dog. Annie loves to listen and play while her young visitors gain reading confidence and fluency, and make a new furry friend! Annie’s owner and trainer Karen Pruyn brings Annie to the Blasco Library to benefit new readers and readers who are struggling with their reading. Also, children who are timid around dogs can meet a gentle friendly therapy dog.

Please email library-childrens@eriecountypa.gov or call 451-6936 for more information.