Introducing Borrow-a-Puppy

Adorable Puppies Receive Infinite Love; Found On Our Library Shelves

Libraries have always been more than a collection of books, and today, we are excited to announce that we are taking this idea to the next level. We are thrilled to offer you the opportunity to check out real, live puppies!

Don’t worry if you lack experience – your Borrow-A-Puppy comes with an instruction manual, as well as all the food and poop bags you need.

We have thoroughly researched and tested our new puppy checkout system, and we are confident that it is ready to go. The feedback we have received from the community during the tests has been fantastic:

Phil R., who had been single for a long time, said, “I checked out Pup Tart, a beagle puppy from the Terryville Public Library, and it helped me break the ice with people. Now, I get a lot of attention!”

Stacy A., a mother of three, said, “My children have been begging me for a puppy for years, and being able to check out Maddie, the yellow lab, has changed their tune. They have cleaned up a lot of Maddie’s ‘gifts’ around the house, and they now realize how much work a puppy is. Thanks, Terryville Public Library!”

Karen T., who is a cat person, had this to say: “After trying out dog ownership for a week, I am still a cat person.”

To check out your own puppy, all you need is a library card.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  We love puppies and take their welfare very seriously. We only allow puppies to be checked out for a limited time, and we have strict guidelines to ensure that they are well-cared for during their stay with you.  Please return puppies directly to library staff and NOT in the book drop-off.

This program modeled after a pilot program unveiled by the Jefferson County Library System in Lakewood, CO on April 1, 2019.


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