'Pawsitive' readers wanted

ALAMOSA — For children learning how to read, the Alamosa Public Library will again offer a “pawsitive” reading experience with a furry friend - a dog called Moose. Moose, a registered therapy dog with Pet Partners, will be a kind and patient listener on five special, upcoming dates.

Moose’s first appearance at the library will take place with a kickoff event from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 13. The kickoff event includes a raffle, hot chocolate and cookies, and a variety of fun activities about different types of working dogs. However, the highlight of the event will be a chance to meet Moose!

Moose, a St. Bernard/ Heeler mix, is well known throughout the San Luis Valley, especially at Alamosa Public Library, where he has helped many children with their reading skills by having them read their stories directly to him. While he enjoys children of all ages, he especially loves to hear books read to him by readers in kindergarten through fifth grade.

The Alamosa Public Library is located at 300 Hunt Ave. in Alamosa. For more information, call the library at 719-589-3786 or go online to: http://www.alamosalibrary.org/resources/children/