Sunday, June 13, 2010

The library dog gets an honor

Recently the library where Devon serves as "Library Dog" and does the children's reading program gave her an honor. They purchased three library books in Devon's honor. I was so touched by this, and they even made these the featured books during National Library Week in April.

The books are: Nubs, the True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle; Ivan the Terrier; and How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs? Nubs is the touching real-life story of a wild dog bonding with a Marine and how because of the dog's heart and dedication, he found a way to get Nubs back to the United States. It's a touching story, and shows how dedicated we can be to our four-legged friends because they show us the same unconditional love first.

Ivan the Terrier and How Do Dinosaurs Love Their Dogs? are both funny children's stories. That Ivan reinforces my belief that there will never be a terrier in my house! And I now know you should give dinosaurs an extra thorough review if you ever let them take care of a dog! Some of them aren't very nice!

Attached to each book is a sticker saying the book was purchased in honor of Devon the Library Dog and it has her photo. This is such a touching thing for the library to do. I am an avid reader because my mom took the time to make sure it was something I did and enjoyed. As far back as I can remember, my mom was checking out books like these from the library. And like many kids across the country, I did the library's summer reading program each year. That's why I'm so glad these fun and educational stories will be at our town's library for years to come. And if Devon inspires kids to read, all the better! She gets her rewards -- she's in it for the belly rubs!

3 comments:

Training my Mammoth said...

Wow, that's fantastic!! What an honor.

I was excited when a cartoon of Layla was put on a poster for the library, but this is unbelievable! Way to go Devon!

Kathy said...

That's really sweet. My mom took me to the library constantly as well.

lilmack3562 said...

Yeah Devon!!! How neat!