Lately I've been a little bit dog obsessed! I've been ooh-ing and aww-ing over adorable puppies on Animal Planet's Too Cute  and putting dog books out for my Staff Picks on the Children's Staff Picks display.
Why am I so into dogs these days? No, I didn't get a new puppy (though we do we have an adorable older dog at home.)
What I've been doing lately is I've been 'interviewing' some dogs (and their handlers from Pet Partners ) for a new program at Golden: PAWS for Reading. No suits and ties at these interviews, just tail wags and licks all around!
Starting in January, my new furry friends Minnie and Harvey will be coming to the library two Saturdays a month to read with kids! If you'd like to cuddle up with a dog and read, please register at the Children's Desk one week in advance of the program date. Children registering for this program need to be old enough to read on their own. Here's the schedule for 2014:
PAWS for Reading
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturdays
Jan. 4 & 11
Feb. 1 & 8
March 1 & 8
April 5 & 12
May 3 & 10
June 7 & 14
If you're looking for some ideas for a great title to share with Harvey or Minnie, or just want a dog-gone great book to read, here are some of my absolute favorites:
Hopefully you'll have time to PAWS for a minute and check out one of these great reads!