Of course, it had been the coldest night of the year when librarian Vicki Myron opened the book depository one morning to find a kitten shivering inside. The staff of the Spencer, Iowa library helped nurse the kitten back to health and gave him a suitable name, “Dewey” after the system by which libraries arranged their books.
Dewey wasn’t just a dust collector on the shelves, though. This cat got out and interacted with the library patrons often selecting someone lonely and in need of company to tend to. He increased visits to the library and got many people reading who otherwise might not have done so, according to Myron.
Dewey isn’t the only library cat around, but in his eighteen year lifespan, he was definitely the most famous with people coming from all over the world to visit the feline. His life-story’s well told with a lot of heart.
Reviewed by Rebecca Kyle, June 2010.