New Fall Library Programs with Beau the Dog

This fall, Porter Memorial Library will offer two new children’s programs – Dog Days at the Library, and Kids’ Story Hour – led by library volunteer Diane Parker with her certified Pet Therapy Dog, Beau. Dog Days at the Library will meet every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at 11 a.m., beginning September 23. The first session is a meet-and-greet event featuring Beau, a black Labrador retriever. Children of all ages are invited to read to Beau, who listens without saying a word while kids practice their reading skills.

Kids’ Story Hour, Exploring Our World Through Reading and Activities is an after-school program for students in grades 2 to 5. Starting Tuesday, September 19, Kids’ Story Hour will meet at Porter Memorial Library every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 3 to 4 p.m. Parker would be happy to arrange a classroom visit for students to meet Beau, at the request of a teacher. Parker has taught special education, 5th grade, Spanish, and English at schools in Joplin, Missouri. Now living Downeast, Parker gives piano and flute lessons, and takes a special interest in fostering orphaned animals.

Both programs, Dog Days at the Library, and Kids’ Story Hour, will take place at Porter Memorial Library, 92 Court Street in Machias. For more information call 255-3933.