CANYON -- wet noses and wagging tails will be among the books and computers at West Texas A&M Universitys Cornette Library to give students some help during finals.
Six certified therapy dogs from the Amarillo Obedience Club will visit from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. as part of the librarys Kick Back at Cornette Library event. The Kick Back time runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and the dogs along with food, games and ornament-making will offer students a much needed break from studying for finals.
"A lot of libraries are doing this now," Amy Pajewski, reference librarian, said. "We wanted to bring the dogs in, let the students play with them and unwind."
Studies show that spending time with a therapy dog can increase happiness while offering a calming effect. Petting a dog also lowers blood pressure and reduces anxiety. Dogs of all shapes and sizes will be at the library, and students are invited to come enjoy some cuddle time with the wet noses and wagging tails.
WT finals run through December 12.
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