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Drug dog part of Tails and Tales summer program


This year the summer reading program was coordinated with summer school, so more children and approximately 60 children and 15 adults were involved in the program. Animals played a big part in the activities and reading. Last Wednesday morning, a Smith County deputy brought his drug dog to Jewell County. There with the assistance with the Jewell County Sheriff, children learned about the dog and how it can help law enforcement. With lots of energy, they then crossed the courthouse lawn and settled quietly into position as they listened to an adult read a book to them at the Mankato Library.

On July 14, the summer reading program with the theme "Tails and Tales" began at the Mankato City Library. The last program is scheduled for today (Thursday).

During the program, the library brought in organizations to do programs for the children. The first program, held on July 14, was KSDS Assistant Dogs, Inc. The presenter for this program brought in Lenox, a female black lab, and talked about the KSDS program.

On Friday, July 16, Jammin' Randy, a children's musician, came and sang songs about animals with the children. Last Wednesday, Officer Jeremy Presbry from Smith County brough...

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