A Special March Furry Tales

March is National Reading Month and we’re excited to celebrate by hosting a very special March Furry Tales! We’re collaborating with local children’s book author Jeff Moulton who wrote an adorable little tale titled Mumford Saves the World, based off his own rescue dog. And since this March our Furry Tales’ theme is “Rescue Dogs Rock,” we can’t think of a better way to celebrate!

A children's book cover entitled Mumford Saves the World for March Furry Tales

Mumford Saves the World focuses on a rescued Boston Terrier from Mississippi who thinks of himself as a superhero. After becoming injured, he is rescued by a local animal shelter and eventually adopted by a family from Maine. Two years after being adopted, Mumford reflects on how important it is to have a positive outlook on life and to trust those who love you most. Mumford’s family took him in and chose to love him for who he is, and Mumford now repays the favor. Mumford teaches children that you can choose to be anything… even an everyday superhero!

What is Furry Tales?

Furry Tales Story Time combines pets, literacy, and fun! Hosted by our Youth Programs’ Coordinator Miss Amanda, toddlers, preschoolers and their families explore the exciting world of animals with stories, playtime, crafts, songs, movement and plenty of time with various pets.

Furry Tales is FREE to attend and takes place each week at a different local library. Check out our listings to find out when Furry Tales is heading to your community! If you join us this month for our special Furry Tales, children and their families will be read to by both Miss Amanda and Jeff Moulton. Signed copies of Mumford Saves the World will also be available for purchase. Not to mention, Bowie the rescued doodle puppy will be there to say hello!

A Big Thank you

Thank you to Kennebunk Savings for sponsoring our literacy programs for the 2023-2024 school year. With their generosity, Furry Tales Story Hour is always free to attend. Please join us for stories, songs, puppet pals, and Bowie the puppy as we celebrate both “Rescue Dogs Rock” and National Reading Month for our special March Furry Tales! We promise children of all ages will be inspired by the lovely tale of Mumford Saves the World!