Therapy Dogs International (TDI®) is a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating, testing and registration of therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, other institutions and wherever else therapy dogs are needed.Many types of libraries have employed their services. Their Children Reading to Dogs program provides a unique opportunity for reluctant readers to read aloud to a non-judgemental dog, reportedly improving reading skills, self-esteem, and relaxation with animals.
|Image from Ephrata Public Library|
Several different TDI volunteers have been scheduled to bring their dogs for one to two hour sessions twice a day Monday through Thursday during finals week.
Schedule:Monday, May 11
Tuesday, May 12
Wednesday, May 13
- 9:00AM - Zhi (Black Labrador Retriever)
- 12:00PM - Bentley & Chevelle (German Pinschers) and Sophie (Black Labrador Retriever)
Thursday, May 14
- 9:30AM - Sparkles (Terrier)
- 12:00PM - Bentley, Chevelle, and Billy (German Pinschers) and Sophie (Black Labrador Retriever)
Come by for some puppy love!