Dewey Readmore Books: Library Cat

Dewey is a library cat who hails from the sleep town of Spencer, Illinois. In the grand tradition of a true rags-to-riches story, an abandoned kitten inspires a town and brings to life a library in the middle of America’s heartland. Or, that’s what the storybooks say, anyways!

Dewey was abandoned in Spencer in the 1980s during the height of a financial crisis that had left the town and surrounding regions devastated economically. Vicki Myron found the small kitten in the night drop box of the library huddling for warmth and took him in. The kitten was named Dewey in honor of the decimal system used to classify books in libraries where paperbacks reign supreme. Dewey soon caught the attention of the local residents and library patrons, who would drop by just to see the friendly cat and take a quick break with the latest page turner.

Dewey became the kind of library cat that inspired not only Vicki Myron, who found him, but to everyone who came into contact with the fuzzy bundle of personality. Dewey was known for strutting about the library like he owned the place but never failing to stop for a person or creature that needed a little extra love and attention.

Dewey became the hit of a television documentary in Japan and is now the star of a series of books. Dewey’s Nine Lives was released in 2010 and features a collection of stories written by Vicki Myron about Dewey and his library antics. The book also features stories by other individuals around the country who have been blessed by the appearance of cats at just the right time. Dewey is also the star of a children’s book called Dewey: There’s a Cat in the Library! Cuddle up with your favorite pet and read all about Dewey and his adventures in Spencer, Illinois’ library.

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