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Puppies & picture books: Snag a reading session with Cooper the therapy dog

Eldridge Branch Library offers kids one-on-one reading sessions with a certified therapy dog.

ELDRIDGE, Iowa — The Eldridge Branch Library will offer personal reading sessions with Cooper the therapy dog twice-weekly beginning Monday, Sept. 13. 

You might know one-year-old Cooper from his other part-time gig: the counseling office at Wilson Middle School, where he provides social-emotional support for kids dealing with hardship amid the pandemic.

The Goldendoodle will be available for one-on-ones 6-7 p.m. Mondays and 10-11 a.m. Saturdays at the Eldridge branch, located at 200 North 6th Ave. The library invites readers of all abilities to lie down with the dog to practice and gain confidence reading.

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Registration for the events is not required, and individual session times will vary based on the number of attendees.


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