Once again Wilton Library will be bringing in ROAR (Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue) therapy dogs to help kids get through the stress of exams on Monday, June 13, from 12-4 p.m.. The gentle dogs sit quietly in the library and the kids are free to relax with them.

Susan Lauricella, head of teen services, decided to bring in the pups for finals given how successful it was in January when ROAR dogs visited students studying during the mid-term exam period then. She notes that spending some time with the dogs gives the kids a welcome respite from grinding away at the books.

In addition, the library will stay open an extra hour, until 9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, June 13 and 14 (the Children’s Library will close at its regular, 8 p.m. time). Quiet study rooms will be available on the second floor on Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m..

therapy dogs at wilton library during exams
Therapy dog ‘Carly’ visits with WHS student Chloe Kouvaris during mid-terms week.
Therapy dog ‘Carly’ visits with WHS student Chloe Kouvaris during mid-terms week.