Practice reading aloud and improve fluency by sharing a story with one of our lovable Paws to Read therapy dogs. If your child might benefit from sensory accommodations such as fidgets or noise-reducing headphones, please request a Sensory Accommodations kit from the desk.

 

Meet the Paws to Read Dogs!


 

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Avalanche!

  • Human: Jackie
  • Fun Fact: Avalanche is a pit bull mix who was born in a snowstorm.
  • Location: East Library - Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.
 

 

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Bella!

  • Human: Judy
  • Fun Fact: Bella has been a wonderful mother to seven litters of puppies.  Now that she is retired, her favorite activities are playing fetch with her squeaky ball and being petted by everyone she meets.
  • Location: Library 21c - Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.
 

 

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Bowie!

  • Human: Sabine
  • Fun Fact: Bowie likes tricks and treats, kissing other dogs, sniffy walks, nappies with his sister, and snuggling
  • Location: Calhan Library - 4th Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m.
 

 

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Brinkley!

  • Human: Debbie
  • Fun Fact: Brinkley volunteers quite a bit, including visiting the courthouse to comfort youth.
  • Location: Old Colorado City Library - Tuesdays, 4 p.m.
 

 

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Cody!

  • Human: Pat
  • Fun Fact: Cody loves belly rubs!
  • Location: East Library - Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.
 

 

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Davy!

  • Human: Linda
  • Fun Fact: Davy loves pretzels and sleeping under the covers.
  • Location: High Prairie Library - Tuesdays, 4 p.m.
 

 

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Hope and Grace!

  • Human: Jill
  • Fun Fact: Hope is a Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study hero, and loves raw apples and carrots. In April 2018, Grace give birth to a litter of ELEVEN puppies. Some of her pups are also training to be therapy dogs!
  • Location: Library 21c - Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m..
 

 

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Jambo!

  • Human: Sabrina
  • Fun Fact: Before Jambo was a therapy dog, he was in training to become a blind guide dog. Cutest dropout we know!
  • Location: Monument Library - Tuesdays, 4 p.m.
 

 

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Lola!

  • Human: Cheryl
  • Fun Fact: Lola is a 6 1/2-year-old Lhasa Apso who loves everyone she meets, especially children. A native Texan, Lola enjoys the cooler, dry weather in Colorado, the mountains, and the area wildlife; in particular, the squirrels and bunnies she chases on her walks. Lola is also fond of fresh fruit and vegetable snacks and naps in front of the fireplace, but most of all, snuggles in the laps of her humans.
  • Location: Manitou Springs Library - 1st Saturday (except the 2nd in September) at 10:30 a.m.
 

 

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Oakley!

  • Human: Jamie
  • Fun Fact: Oakley loves snow (but not his snow shoes) and he has hiked five 14ers!
  • Location: Rockrimmon Library - Wednesdays, 4 p.m.
 

 

Porter!

  • Human: Linda
  • Location: East Library - Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.
 

 

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Rex!

  • Human: Bobbie
  • Fun Fact: Rex is a Bernese Mountain Dog and his breed originated in Switzerland. In the Alps they were working dogs for cattle herds and pulled carts of milk and cheese to villages.
  • Location: Monument Library - Tuesdays, 4 p.m.
 

 

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Richie!

  • Human: Cathlin
  • Fun Fact: Richie is a puppy mill survivor and ambassador for National Mill Dog Rescue. He also volunteers with the pet therapy program at Evans Army Community Hospital.
  • Location: Fountain Library - Mondays, 3 p.m.
 

 

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Rigley!

  • Human: Jessica
  • Fun Fact: Rigley likes fetching balls, carrying multiple toys and sticks, hiking, belly rubs, cuddles, and naps on the couch or your lap.
  • Location: Monument Library - Tuesdays, 4 p.m.
 

 

Scooby!

  • Human: Patty
  • Fun Fact: Scooby likes daily adventures, dog parks, hanging with family, playing fetch, travel, and camping.
  • Location: East Library - Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.
 

 

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Sky!

  • Human: Sue
  • Fun Fact: Sky is a Champion trick dog.
  • Location: Rockrimmon Library - Wednesdays, 4 p.m.
 

 

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Tripp!

  • Human: Ila
  • Fun Fact: Tripp is a Silver Grand Champion. He loves meeting new people and has been to 22 states!
  • Location: High Prairie Library - Tuesdays, 4 p.m.