Programs in Action
This summer, children at Hesston Public Library in Kansas had a chance to read books with Bill, a very special dog. Thanks to a grant from the Kansas State Library System, the library was able to enhance its collection of books using the list provided by the Mutt-i-grees® in the Library binder. Therapy dog Bill and his human friend, Chris McKellip, visited Hesston Public Library each Friday.
Charleston Carnegie Public Library Partners with University of Illinois to Bring Mutt-i-grees® to Community
Throughout the summer, Charleston Carnegie Public Library in Charleston, IL has offered a series of Mutt-i-grees® programs that complement the library’s summer reading program “Paws to Read.”
On Thursday, July 17th, Herr Memorial Library in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania launched Mutt-i-grees in the Library during the Summer Discover Class for toddlers and preschoolers. Lorie Hernesh, the Children’s Program Coordinator, is extremely excited about this program as she has a strong affinity for all animals and truly believes that the children of her community will benefit greatly from learning about Mutt-i-grees.
Teens & Tweens Come to Seaford Public Library to Support the Mutt-i-gree Cats & Dogs at North Shore Animal League America!
Gina Patronaggio, Teen Services Librarian at the Seaford Public Library in Seaford, NY, shared some pictures from the library’s Mutt-i-grees in the Library Dog Treat Making event that took place on May 8th with 24 tweens/teens ranging from 5th-9th grade. The library asked participants to make a small donation to participate, and also gave patrons the option to donate pet supplies such as dog/cat food, treats or gently used blankets and pet toys.
On Saturday, June 14th, our friends at West Babylon Public Library in West Babylon, NY held a Pet Adoption Fair! The event included Mutt-i-grees activities and nine animal rescue groups that brought Mutt-i-gree cats and dogs available for adoption.