Last week the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) joined with nine other organizations in filing joint public comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). You can find the PDF of the full public comments here. The comments support net neutrality and seek to strengthen the FCC proposed rules in the following ways:
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 Tales 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.
What do you do with your day? Based off of Mason Currey’s book Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, Info We Trust created this fun Infographic about the creative routines of some of the worlds most famous creative people. Take a look.