Make a new furry reading buddy

ReadingDogMan's best friend can be a young reader's best friend, too. Norman Puiblic Library West hosts a weekly time for children to read to a therapy dog, with August opportunities from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Each week, the library will have a therapy dog in house to listen to young readers as they practice their reading skills. It's a good chance to learning readers to read to a new friend in a relaxed environment in hopes of helping them gain confidence in their reading skills.

Registration in advance is required to secure a time slot.

Is your child's car seat safe?

Baby byjutheanhHaving the right car seat and having it properly installed can be, quite literally, a life and death matter for a child.

Norman Public Library West welcomes representatives from the Cleveland County Health Department for a safety check and inspection of car seats, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, immediately following the library's weekly Story Time.

Families will receive instruction on installing a seat as well as inspection of seats to make sure they are safe.

Space for the program is limited, so registration will be required in advance to take part.