This summer the Library has a lot of special events that are already full but there’s a new program that allows for drop-in participation. Tales for Tails is a unique program that will encourage reluctant readers and animal lovers to read. Every Saturday through August 16th at 11:00 to noon at the Library your child can read to Ernie the Newfoundland/Australian Cattle Dog mix, Buckeye the Golden Retriever or Rory the Siberian Husky.
The dogs who participate in Tails for Tails have been tested by Therapy Dogs International (TDI). TDI was formed in 1976 so that dogs could be tested, certified, insured and registered as volunteer Therapy Dogs. It is the oldest registry for Therapy Dogs in the United States and strives to improve and expand the relationship between TDI, institutions and individuals in need of emotional service dogs. If you’re interested in getting your dog started in TDI there are a few things to look for in your dog. First, TDI states that a Therapy Dog is born not made. They believe that temperament is inherent and even though you can teach good manners, poor or marginal temperament will surface in times of stress. They look for dogs that are outgoing and friendly to all people. The dog should tolerate other dogs of both genders and be non-aggressive to other pets. If your pet meets these criteria then you can get more information at www.tdi-dog.org.
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New to the bestseller fiction list this week are The Promise by Robyn Carr, Cop Town by Karin Slaughter, Invisible by James Patterson and David Ellis, Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton, Until We Touch by Susan Mallery and When Day Breaks by Maya Banks. There are a surprising number of romance books on the list this week and all but one of the titles are from authors who have seen success as bestsellers in the past. We encourage you to choose a few books that are debuts this summer. There are many fine authors that don’t get the attention that the few top sellers get. Summer is a good time to experiment with new authors and different genres. Plus everything you read will go toward winning a coveted prize in the Adult Summer Reading Program.
New to the best seller nonfiction list this week are How Not To Be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg, I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends by Courtney Robertson and Blood Feud: The Clintons Vs. the Obamas by Edward Klein. Don’t forget that you can order books from one of the other 44 libraries in the Four County Library System if we don’t have a copy. We get delivery 4 times per week so the turn-around time is short. There is also a book request form at the library and on our website. So let us know what you’re interested in reading and we’ll do our best to provide it.