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"Animal Lovers" Celebrated Bow Wow! Reading Club at Bell Library

The County of Los Angeles Public Library in partnership with Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control, the Los Angeles County Library Foundation and Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation introduced the Bow Wow! Reading Club, a two-month pilot program from mid-June to August 19. The program encouraged community service by helping stray dogs at County animal shelters get groomed through reading library books. Young readers from ages 5 to 12 participated at ten County libraries. Children who read 16 hours received a certificate of completion and earned grooming for a stray dog.

Stray dogs are more likely to be adopted when they are groomed.

In celebration of the Bow Wow! Reading Club program, “animal lovers” and families with children were invited to attend and join in the fun on Tuesday, August 23 at a special celebratory ‘end of program’ event. The event featured “dog” and “pet” songs from performer Ken Frawley at Bell Library. Free books and other prizes were given away and loveable dogs from the shelter were on hand for children to pet and play with.

The Bell Library, 4411 E. Gage Avenue, Bell is part of the County of Los Angeles Public Library. For more information, please call (562) 940-8415.