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Kibbles & Books

Kibbles & Books is a literacy program designed to build confidence in young readers. By reading out loud to therapy dogs, children are able to practice their literacy skills in a stress-free and fun context.

Kibbles & Books sessions are free, but space is limited! Call 479-750-8180 to register today!

Summer 2017 Sessions

  • Thursday, September 14: 5:30 to 7:00pm
  • Thursday, September 28: 5:30 to 7:00pm
  • Thursday, October 12: 5:30 to 7:00pm
  • Thursday, October 26: 5:30 to 7:00pm
  • Thursday, November 9: 5:30 to 7:00pm

Meet the Dogs


  • 6 year old chocolate Labrador Retriever
  • Loves children and having her paws rubbed

Send Wiggles a message!

Ms. Bee

  • 3 year old Weimaraner
  • Shown in AKC conformation, obedience, and agility
  • Loves to play with other dogs, swim, and run agility

Send Ms. Bee a message!


  • 2.5 year old Basset Hound
  • Loves children and having his ears scratched
  • Follows his nose

Send Banjo a message!


  • 4 year old yellow English Labrador Retriever
  • Even though she is four years old she’s still got a lot of puppy in her!
  • Loves everyone… especially children.
  • loves to give kisses/licks and have her belly rubbed!
  • She’d love to hear you read to her…

Send Sophie a message!


  • 6 year old Australian Shepherd
  • Called a blue merle – which means she has many different colors to her fur coat with two blue eyes
  • Loves to swim, explore new hiking trails, do tricks for treats and receive tons of affection!
  • Tricks include: Sit, Stay, Down, Up, Come and Army Crawl

Send Shelbi a message!


Dirk is a 5 year old Golden Retriever. 'Dirk' is short for Mighty Dirk Maus. He was a tiny little thing when he was born, but he was strong like Mighty Mouse. He was named after Mighty Mouse ('Maus' is German for mouse) and a German basketball player named Dirk.

Dirk was born right here in Arkansas and likes to play, sleep, and suck on his toy dragon. He visits local hospitals in addition to the Library....and he likes to give smooches! Dirk looks like many other Golden Retrievers, but you can usually recognize Dirk by his bow tie. Sometimes his tail is a different color, too!

Send Dirk a message!

Questions about the program or how to get involved? Email the dogs!

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Last updated November 29, 2017