Paws to Read

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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  • Human: Chris
  • Fun Fact: Alice was named after Chef Alice Waters of Chez Panisse. All of the dogs in her litter were named for famous chefs.
  • Location: Penrose Library - Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.

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  • Human: Carla
  • Fun Fact: Indy likes to walk himself holding his own leash
  • Location: Old Colorado City Library - Tuesdays, 4 p.m.

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  • Human: Julie
  • Fun Fact: Roxy also works as a therapy dog at Manitou Springs Elementary School
  • Location: Manitou Springs Library - Tuesdays, 3 p.m.


My dog Jake and I are a therapy dog team. We work at Penrose St Francis. We would like to work at the library if there is a need. We live on the extreme northern edge of the county, so a northern library would be best. Please let me know what is required.

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