Families are invited to participate in the “Read to a Dog” program offered by Lincoln City Libraries and Healing Heart Therapy Dogs, a local therapy dog organization.

The program provides an opportunity for children ages 6 to 12 to practice their reading by reading aloud to a dog.

Therapy teams are partnered with children who read to a dog in 20-minute shifts once a week for six weeks.

The fall session begins the week of October 8 and runs through the week of November 12. Preregistration is required except where noted.

Please register by contacting the person listed for each branch. 

  • Anderson Branch Library, 3635 Touzalin Avenue, 4 to 5 p.m. Sundays. This is a drop-in session, and no registration required.
  • Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior Street, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Email Ellie at elliephillips11@gmail.com.
  • Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th Street, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Call Mimi at 402-217-9019.
  • South Branch Library, 2675 South Street, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays. Email Heather at arnold.heather4@gmail.com.
  • Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th Street, 10 to 11:00 a.m. Saturdays. Email Angela at Anjherbert@me.com.

For information about Lincoln City Libraries and its programs, visit lincolnlibraries.org.

Information about Healing Heart Therapy Dogs can be found at healinghearttherapydogs.org.