Above: A child reads to Lila, a therapy dog at the Peru Public Library. Lila is owned by Julie Condie, and they offer their time at the library so children can read to Lila to build their confidence. It was Lila’s debut as a therapy dog at the library; she was recently certified through Alliance of Therapy Dogs, Condie said.
Below: The Peru Public Library offers the opportunity for kids to gain confidence by reading to dogs, Ruby and Lila. Lila is pictured here when children read to her. For more information, call the library at (815) 223-0229 ext. 5.