Dewey : the small-town library cat who touched the world by Vicki Myron

Friday, Apr 30, 2010

As is true with many of the titles I read, this one was recommended by a patron. Dewey is the sweet story of a kitty that was found in the book return box of the Spencer, IA public library one cold winter morning. The library director adopted the cat and the library became his home. He was given the name Dewey and throughout his 19 years of living in the library, he touched so many lives. Through his kind, loving and sometimes mischievous presence, he provided comfort and support to the director, the staff, and many patrons. He was featured in local, national, and international newspaper and magazine articles, and television shows. People came from all over the U.S. and from as far away as Japan to meet him. I must admit to wondering when I checked this book out how interesting a full-length book about a library cat could be. I found it to be a touching story and I came away with a real appreciation of how this special furry creature made a difference in the lives of those who knew him or knew of him.


Written by Marty J.

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