Libraries are never so much fun as when the four legged patrons come to the library. Not all prison libraries in Washington State have animals as part of their loyal patron base, but those that do find joy in getting a ‘pawshake’ and handing out a biscuit. Airway Heights Corrections Library and Stafford Creek Corrections Library both share anecdotes of their “favorite” patrons.
He is so cute. Shakes and gives High 5. He sits up tall and will stay up as long as he thinks he will get another treat. His trainer says he has stayed up over 2 minutes. -Joyce Hanna AHCC Library
It seems like there are more dogs with their toys than “boys” in the library right now. Actually, probably not; but interesting…barking…playing…begging for their doggie treats. “Winston”, a beautiful English setter, mostly white with brown spots here and there is lying at my feet I’m ignoring him, waiting forever for his treat. – Jeannie Remillard SCCC Library
With the new arrival of dogs there is much excitement and fun in the air. Tuesday the library was packed and we were very busy. The dogs were visiting!! Several of them were behind the counter with me getting their treats…. Tank – A big Black Lab weighing in at 87lbs was out in the reading room area, stretched out on the floor sleeping, all of a sudden I guess he realized that he wanted his puppy treat too. He came bounding over the front counter and landed on the floor in front of my desk. Everyone in the whole room was laughing. – Jeannie Remillard SCCC Library