Dog owners visiting the Foley Dog Park will find a new addition soon – a stick library. The project was brought forward by students in Foley Elementary School teacher Christine Speir’s class. Many of the students are involved in Foley Elementary School’s Pet Pals program, designed to teach kids writing, communication skills, geography, and much more.

“We believe the sticks would provide dogs and their owners hours of play,” the students wrote in a letter to the city mayor and council. “The library would be a place where dogs could return the sticks we provide. Dogs can learn how to share, exercise and not chew up their owner’s shoes … We can work together as a team to make Foley, Alabama even a better place to live- especially for our dog friends.” Read more at