Pierce County libraries offer read with a dog programs

The Sumner Pierce County Library, along with several other libraries in the system, is offering opportunities for children and adults to read with a canine buddy.

The free events encourage literacy skills with the assistance of registered therapy dogs.

Read to a Dog events will be sponsored by the Friends of the Sumner Library at the following dates and times:

Wednesdays, from 3 to 4 p.m., Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 12 and April 9

Fridays, from 4 to 5 p.m., Feb. 7 and 21, March 7 and 21, April 4 and 18, May 2 and 16

No registration is required. All dogs are registered through accredited therapy dog organizations.