The Crest Hill Branch is going to the dogs in the largest dog-themed, dog adoption event at a public library in the United States! We'll use our extensive outdoor yard to feature a variety of rescue organizations, veterinary services, and small business retailers, as well as Library-related activities like no-bake, dog safe treats, a bandana making station, photo booth, peanut butter licking competition, costume & trick contests, mini agility course, raffles, and more to celebrate National Dog Day, which is celebrated on August 26th of each year. For the third year, we are excited to partner with PetSmart Joliet; they'll have doggie swag bags for the first 200 people!
Returning to the main stage is Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow with his League of Extraordinary Canines to open the event followed by Deacon Kevin O'Donnell of St. Bernadette Church in Evergreen Park to offer pet blessings.
New this is year are presentations on the main stage, a dog food drive the entire month of August to benefit Wet Nose Food Pantry, an art contest the month of August with awards given at Dog Days, and we'll have official Dog Days of Summer t-shirts for sale via pre-order!
Make sure to like our Dog Days of Summer Facebook page to stay up to date with what's going on with this event.
Well-behaved owners and their dogs who are current on their shots are welcome. No retractable leashes.
Are you a rescue, clinic, service, etc. that would like to be included or donate items for the doggie swag bags or raffles? Contact Amy Byrne, Crest Hill Branch Manager.