37 E. Springtown Rd. Long Valley, NJ 07853 (Morris County) | Phone 908.876.3596
37 E. Springtown Rd. Long Valley, NJ 07853 (Morris County) | Phone 908.876.3596

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

by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter

This was the sweetest book I’ve read in a long time! Dewey was an abandoned kitten in Spencer, Iowa who was left in the book return box at the public library on one of the coldest nights of the year. Discovered by the library staff the next morning, he was adopted by them and “lived” at the library. With Spencer’s townspeople using the library less and less, changes took place when Dewey came on the scene. He greeted everyone and gave the library an inviting atmosphere. With a bad economy due to many farms going out of business, Dewey brought life back into the families of Spencer during a depressed time, as the word spread about the new Library Cat. This is a true story about how little things can bring people together in the hardest of times.

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