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Adopt a plush pal at the library!  Puppies are up for adoption and they need plenty of love and care. Sign a pledge to read to your puppy, take your puppy to special library events and record your memories in a special Dog Diary!

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Program is free

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Plush pals are yours to keep

Stop by the library between the hours of 1:30 and 7:30 and adopt a plush pal. Each participating child will be given a plush dog, a dog collar, an adoption certificate, a reading pledge and a Dog Diary. Pick a name for your reading pal and sign a pledge to care for them and read to them. This is a free program. Enough supplies for 120 participants.
Doggie Care Center                1/25/22   2:30-6:30          Dr. Cucinotta's Room 
Library Dog Walk            2/1/22 at 2:30, 3:30 or 4:30.    Dr. Cucinotta's Room          
Take your plush puppy on a guided riddle walk throughout the library. Ribbon will be provided for leashes. 
Doggie Care Center                 2/8/22   2:30-6:30           Dr. Cucinotta's Room 
Doggie Storytime                 2/15/22 at 5:30 or 6:30       Dr. Cucinotta's Room 
Bring your reading pal to this dog themed storytime.  Enjoy dog stories, dog songs and dog crafts!
Doggie Care Center                 2/22/22   2:30-6:30         The Shipyard Room 
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Dog Diary Scrapbooking          3/1/22 at 3:30-6:30         Dr. Cucinotta's Room 
Decorate and add to your Dog Diary with special scrapbooking supplies and stickers. Room space is limited.  For safety and proper distancing, patrons may be asked to wait until the room has less participants.
Reading Pal Graduation              The Week of 3/7/22           
Stop by the children's department any time during the week of 3/7.  Bring your completed reading log in and receive a graduation certificate as well as a small treat for your puppy pal. You will also have the opportunity to take a graduation photo with your puppy. 
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Happy Puppy

Anytime you bring your reading pal to the library, get a special stamp in your Dog Diary (ask a children's librarian).

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Brown Plush Toy Dog

Adopt a Reading Pal

Reading Pal Adoption Day       1/18/22  1:30-7:30         Children's Department         
Bring your reading pal to our Doggie Care Center and play with our grooming stations, play stations, veterinary stations and nap and feeding stations.  Room space is limited.  For safety and proper distancing, patrons may be asked to wait until the room has less participants.
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Try and read to your plush pal five times a week. Using stamps, stickers or coloring utensils, mark a box in your Dog Diary every time you read.

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Bring your reading pal to our Doggie Care Center and play with our grooming stations, play stations, veterinary stations and nap and feeding stations.  Room space is limited.  For safety and proper distancing, patrons may be asked to wait until the room has less participants.
Bring your reading pal to our Doggie Care Center and play with our grooming stations, play stations, veterinary stations and nap and feeding stations.  Room space is limited.  For safety and proper distancing, patrons may be asked to wait until the room has less participants.
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Record your memories with your adopted plush pal in your Dog Diary.  Draw pictures, write stories, paste photos, etc...

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Do you need another Dog Diary?

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