Building a Community through a Love for Reading and Furry Friends

In partnership with Creature Comfort Pet Therapy (CCPT), Lafayette Elementary School’s pet therapy program has returned after being postponed due to COVID-19.

CCPT is a non-profit organization that strives to enhance lives through therapeutic visits with caring volunteers and their pets. At bi-weekly visits, first and second grade students at Lafayette Elementary School are benefitting from the comfort of having a furry friend in the classroom.

“While each visit is unique to the individual student, I’ve noticed an overall sense of calm and confidence after they spend time with a service dog,” said principal Erika Clarke.

Lafayette’s Lending Library also offers additional support for students at home. Built in an effort to provide students with easy access to culturally diverse, high-quality literature, the library will further enrich students’ connection with books and what their stories have to offer.

Located just outside the school’s front doors, the library is run solely on donations from faculty, staff and parents, and due to its established success, has been refilled twice a month since its creation in early October.

*The community is invited to contribute to Lafayette’s Lending Library. Books in new or good condition will help keep its shelves stocked!