Families are invited to participate in the “Read to a Dog” program offered by Lincoln City Libraries and Healing Heart Therapy Dogs, a local therapy dog organization. The program provides an opportunity for children ages 6 to 12 to practice their reading by reading aloud to a dog. Therapy teams are partnered with children who read to a dog in 20-minute shifts once a week for six weeks. The fall session runs from October 8 through November 17. Preregistration is required except where noted. To register, contact the person listed for each branch. See their website for the full schedule. Walt Branch, 6701 S. 14th Street. 6:30 to 7:50 p.m. Wednesdays, October 9 to November 13. Email Allison at email@example.com to register to read to Rainy the Cat.