Kids can read to a therapy dog at Kingston Library this Tuesday

doggie @The Kingston Library at 55 Franklin Street will host “Read to the Doggy with Lola,” a special children’s program series, on Tuesday, March 4 at 4 p.m. The event with Lola, certified therapy dog, is suitable for children who read, ages 5 and up, and takes place on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Join in the fun on March 4 and celebrate the March birthday of Dr. Seuss by reading a favorite Dr. Seuss story, chapter or poem to the very calm Lola. And if they care to, older children can read to Lola as well as to the younger children who are present. Children will be able to ask Lola’s handler L. K. Noller about Lola to get to know her better. Then the one-on-one reading sessions will begin.

Lola takes after her golden retrieverish father and has a copper-colored, longhaired coat that the children are welcome to pet and stroke. She has a calm, affectionate temperament and has always been exceptional at adjusting herself to her fellow mammals, whether they be toddlers in strollers, other shy dogs or even smaller cats. (In fact, she herself has a pet cat named Ritalin.) For more information, call (845) 331-0507, extension 7.