Friday, April 17, 2009
Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched The World by Vicki Myron
If you love cats, libraries and /or living in a small town, then this heart-warming story of Dewey Readmore Books is one you won’t want to miss. On a frigid morning in 1988, Vicki Myron, the director of the Spencer (Iowa) Public Library, found a frostbitten and frightened kitten in the book drop. When she held him in her arms and he looked into her eyes with love and gratitude, she just knew that he had to be a part of the library. What happened after Dewey found a home in the library is a remarkable story of how a very special cat not only touched the lives of the people of Spencer, but transformed the town itself, and even reached out and touched the world. But this book is much more than the story of a remarkable cat. It is the story of all libraries and how they are a vital part of their communities. And it is the story of small towns everywhere – with all their charm, quirks and individual personalities. I couldn’t help but think of Warren and the George Hail Free Library while I was reading this book.
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