CROWN POINT | Crown Point Community Library kicked off their annual summer reading “Stories in the Park” with the Paw Power Blues Dog Club. Held at the Lake County Fairgrounds, Stories in the Park brings provides a fun and educational experience outside the library.
The sessions last anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and are held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays through July 18 under the shelter near the playground. On Wednesday, June 13, seven Power Paw Blues Dog Club handlers and 13 dogs shared their knowledge and joy with local children and their families.
The program began with “Responsible Dog Ownership and Dog Safety”; next they demonstrated "Nosework" which is the precursor to all scent work. The excitement of obedience and agility showed that dogs just want to have fun. During the demonstrations club member Ruth Van Noort and Bernese Mountain Dog, Broker gave cart rides to the children. The program officially closed with dog tricks and finished with a petting line. All the dogs lined up to say good bye and get a good scratch from each child. Each child received material from the American Kennel Club on dog safety and a bookmark.
The dogs will be visiting the Crown Point Library for “Read to the Dogs” on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. on June 26, July 10 and July 24; and at the Winfield Branch on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. on June 27, July 11 and July 25.
Join us for these upcoming Stories in the Park events:
June 20 – Ronald McDonald, July 11 – Promise Dance Academy and July 18 – Crown Point Fire Department.