By Eric Fischer
A nationwide trend is becoming a staple in Door County. Every Thursday, at the Sturgeon Bay branch of the Door County Library, kids can read to therapy dogs Barley and Igloo to practice reading skills. Beth Lokken, Youth Services Librarian at the Door County Library, says reading out loud to a patient listener, such as Barley and Igloo, gives kids confidence in their reading skills.
The weekly program runs from 4-5 pm at the Sturgeon Bay branch and is scheduled through May 31st. Therapy Dogs International and the American Kennel Club have both backed similar programs across the country.