Teenage boy petting dog
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Wednesday, August 31 at 5:00 pm

Ages 12-19: Do you need a break after a stressful day at school? Spend an evening with the therapy dogs from Love on a Leash! These friendly, gentle dogs are trained to create an environment where you can relieve stress—whether you want to play with them, relax and pet them, or watch others interact with them. You won’t need to stay the entire evening; drop in and spend some time with Love on a Leash whenever you can while the dogs are at the Library.

Girl reading to a dog
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, August 20 at 10:00 am

All Ages: Share a book with a furry friend from Love on a Leash. These good-natured therapy dogs are eager to listen to your child practice reading aloud in a stress-free setting, complete with cuddles, belly rubs, and ear scratches! Call 812.235.2121 or 812.232.1115 to register.

Girl reading to a dog
West Branch Library
West Branch Library Meeting Room B
Wednesday, August 17 at 5:30 pm

All Ages: Share a book with a furry friend from Love on a Leash. These good-natured therapy dogs are eager to listen to your child practice reading aloud in a stress-free setting, complete with cuddles, belly rubs, and ear scratches! Call 812.235.2121 or 812.232.1115 to register.

Young girl dressed up as superhero
Main Library
Conference Room
Thursday, July 28 at 11:30 am

Ages 5–19: Your child can develop strong life and leadership skills, prevent bullying, and become a positive role model with Girls of Excellence Mentoring. Each session, Executive Director Tante Vaughn will encourage girls to examine the complex issues they face through group discussion, bolster their self-esteem, and teach them how to set goals for themselves.

Young girl dressed up as superhero
Main Library
Conference Room
Thursday, July 21 at 11:30 am

Ages 5–19: Your child can develop strong life and leadership skills, prevent bullying, and become a positive role model with Girls of Excellence Mentoring. Each session, Executive Director Tante Vaughn will encourage girls to examine the complex issues they face through group discussion, bolster their self-esteem, and teach them how to set goals for themselves.

Young girl dressed as superhero
Main Library
Conference Room
Thursday, July 14 at 11:30 am

Ages 5–19: Your child can develop strong life and leadership skills, prevent bullying, and become a positive role model with Girls of Excellence Mentoring. Each session, Executive Director Tante Vaughn will encourage girls to examine the complex issues they face through group discussion, bolster their self-esteem, and teach them how to set goals for themselves.

Young girl dressed up as superhero
Main Library
Conference Room
Thursday, July 7 at 11:30 am

Ages 5–19: Your child can develop strong life and leadership skills, prevent bullying, and become a positive role model with Girls of Excellence Mentoring. Each session, Executive Director Tante Vaughn will encourage girls to examine the complex issues they face through group discussion, bolster their self-esteem, and teach them how to set goals for themselves.

Young girl in superhero costume, flexing her bicep and smiling at camera
Main Library
Conference Room
Thursday, June 30 at 11:30 am

Ages 5–19: Your child can develop strong life and leadership skills, prevent bullying, and become a positive role model with Girls of Excellence Mentoring. Each session, Executive Director Tante Vaugh will encourage girls to examine the complex issues they face through group discussion, bolster their self-esteem, and teach them how to set goals for themselves. 

Backs of three girls, hands clasped above their, sunny day outside
Main Library
Meeting Rooms A, B & C
Saturday, June 11 at 3:30 pm

Ages 5 & Up: Celebrate the relaunch of Girls of Excellence Mentoring (G.E.M.), a program that helps girls learn how to address difficult situations, develop leadership skills, and become role models for their peers. Executive Director Tante Vaugh will explain her own struggles with bullying, how those struggles led to the G.E.M. program, and the mission that drives her organization.