I'm going to blame nice fall weather on the small number of people who participated in my favorite library program: PAWS to Read. Seriously, reading to fluffy, lazy dogs? As I told one girl who worried it was silly, "Reading is awesome. And dogs are awesome. So together? Definitely awesome."
Still, it worked out kind of fabulously for the four kids who came, because they got to spend the entire hour cuddling and petting and reading to the trained dogs who showed up.