Posts Tagged ‘Dewey the Library Cat’

Reading about the passing of Toff the Cat, who was a special visitor to the school library at Carleton College, Minnesota brought a tear to my eye.   Adopted and loved by the entire school population, Toff’s regular trysts to the school library will be sorely missed.  Apart from inspiring a Facebook page, Toff was the inspiration for library displays and even inspired annual reading lists!

Reminiscent of another cat, Dewey Readmore Books, who was adopted by Spencer Public Library after being left in the book return one cold January night in 1988, the place of pets in libraries has, over time, evoked heated debate.  In the case of Dewey however, a heart warming novel, Dewey the Library Cat, written by then Library Director, Witter Myron, outlines the life and times of Dewey over the many years she lived in the Spencer Public Library in Iowa.

Inspired by Toff, Dewey and other feline visitors to our Libraries, Booktryst blog post highlights the very clever design by Corentin Dombrecht, a modular stairway to feline heaven – the Cat Library.

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