Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

Congratulations on your Centennial!  The thought of all the books and stories that have been checked out from your library and read over those years is awe-inspiring.  You should be very proud.  …  That’s what libraries do: they connect us as human beings.  That’s what your library has done for a hundred years.

Brent Hartinger
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Tail-Waggers Reading Dog -- "Read to Elli"

Event Date: 
Jun 25 2014 - 4:00pm

On Wednesday, June 25th at 6:00 p.m. the LaSalle Public Library hosts Tail-Waggers, a program that brings together kids, certified TDI (Therapy Dogs International) reading service dogs and books.  Kids are invited to share reading with Ellie, a “Reading Loving Therapy Dog! Kids choose a favorite short book or story and read aloud to Ellie for 5 to 10 minutes.  Kids not yet reading independently are welcome to read to Ellie and the group with the help of their adult caregiver.  Both the audience and Ellie love the pictures, so even non-readers can hold up the book to show the illustrations to everyone!  To help children feel confident in their reading, they should plan to read from a favorite familiar story.  Choose a book from the Library or from home.


The program is designed to help kids become confident, proficient readers and to help these young readers develop a life-long love of reading and learning.  Kids who are confident readers not only excel in their school work, but are more willing to investigate new topics and explore their world through reading. 


Tail-Waggers is free and open to the public.  For more information about Tail-Waggers, please call the LaSalle Public Library at 815-223-2341.  Registration is not required but always appreciated.  The Library is located at 305 Marquette, LaSalle, IL.