Photo of Maggie the therapy doc

Therapy dog visits planned for Kelvin Smith Library’s Wise and Well series in October

Kelvin Smith Library is kicking off a wellness initiative called Wise and Well in October. Programming includes therapy dog visits, a free tai chi class, sleep and mental wellness training, and more.

Photo of Maggie the therapy dog
Maggie the therapy dog

Library staff member Jena Payne, who also is enrolled in the university’s public health program, created Wise and Well. Payne is excited to bring therapy dogs back to campus. “Over the past few years, one of the biggest pieces of feedback we received from students was to bring back the therapy dogs,” said Payne. “We are so excited to make this happen for our students, and incorporate the therapy dog visits as a regular part of KSL programming.”

Kelvin Smith Library is working with K9 Caring Angels Therapy Dogs. Each of the dogs are trained to provide affection, comfort and support. Maggie (pictured) is a two-year-old Olde English Bulldog who will be one of several pups visiting this year.

The Wise and Well schedule is:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 4: Therapy dog visit 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 13: Free Tai Chi class 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 3: Sleep and wellness training noon to 1 p.m.

All Wise and Well programs will take place in the first-floor atrium of Kelvin Smith Library.

For questions, contact Jena Payne at or 216.368. 2652.

Visit the library events page for additional Wise and Well program updates and therapy dog sessions.