Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron

On a bitterly cold below-zero night in Spencer, Iowa, a little orange kitten was dumped in a library book return slot. The librarians arrived that morning to find the kitten wedged between the books, the pads of his feet frostbitten and his heart barely beating.

They gave the kitten a grand name - Dewey Readmore Books - and a very important job - professional greeter and permanent tenant of the library.

Dewey made the library his home and snoozed on top of the warm copy machine, skirted ladders and ceiling lights, curled up in any willing patron's lap - or right on top of the open book or newspaper they happened to be reading!

All of the information about libraries and how they are run was almost as fascinating to me as Dewey's story. Books and cats - they just go together, don't they?

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