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Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched The World

Dewey book cover

December 15, 2008

Dewey is the heartwarming story of an ordinary cat who finds himself freezing cold, starving, and homeless in an extraordinary place on a bitterly cold January day—in the book drop of the Spencer Public Library.  Fortunately for him, and for the town of Spencer Iowa, he is rescued by library director, Vicki Myron, who needs some rescuing herself.  Dewey in turn rescues the library staff, and all the patrons of the library. He seems to have an uncanny sense of who needs his rescuing the most, jumps on their lap and gains their attention.  Bequeathed Dewey Readmore Books, his home and playground are the public library.  He became famous world-wide; people from all over came to see Dewey, the Library cat. 

Even if you are not a cat lover you will enjoy this true story.  It will warm your heart and renew your faith in the importance of giving and receiving love. See more information and  pictures of Dewey at the Spencer Public Library’s website.


(Request this book from the MCPL Library Catalog here.)

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