Dewey Readmore Books was a cat who lived in the Spencer Public Library in Spencer, Iowa. He was born in 1988 and became the library's resident cat in 1990 after being found abandoned in the library's book drop.
Dewey quickly became a beloved member of the community and a symbol of the library. He was known for his friendly and affectionate personality, and he loved nothing more than curling up with a good book. He often could be found sleeping on top of a pile of books or curled up in a sunny spot on the windowsill.
Dewey was more than just a cute and cuddly companion, however. He played a vital role in the library, helping to create a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere for patrons. He also helped to promote reading, as many people came to the library specifically to see him and check out books while they were there.
Despite his small size, Dewey had a big impact on the community. He was featured in local and national media, and even had a book written about him called "Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World." He passed away in 2006 at the age of 18, but he is still remembered and loved by many.
In conclusion, Dewey Readmore Books was more than just a cat. He was a beloved member of the community and a symbol of the library, bringing joy and comfort to all who knew him. His love of books and his friendly personality will always be remembered.
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But the whole story was told in an almost too-saccharin-y way, for me. But, as a resident realist, the fact that Dewey lived so long, generated so much publicity, and obviously soothed a lonely woman who seemed to have a host of physical and possibly emotional? The flow just seemed a bit random. Cats and books go together, right? I have the book by Vicki Myron. I saw her every day when I went to classes. The book told the story of Dewey's life at the library, interspersed with the difficulties faced by the town and Myron in her personal life, and how Dewey helped ease those burdens. I was seriously balling my eyes out at the end! During hard economic times in Iowa, Dewey comforted those in distress and cheered up both patrons and staff, both children and adults.
According to Myron, he was a finicky eater, but he loved a little bit of people food, especially scrambled eggs. Dewey lived to be 19. So now we have three different components. The library asked the public to submit ideas for their new friend's permanent name, but after sifting through 387 responses they usually only received about a dozen entries from such queries , they found that most respondents wanted to keep Dewey's name the same. Dewey's Christmas at the Library, intended for 3—6 year-olds. You can't even begin to answer those questions until you hear the charming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa. An Abandoned Kitten Transforms the Spirit of an American Town.
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A few years after Dewey's death , the library board. The fun antics of Dewey captivated me - I'm a cat lover myself so could relate to some of the chilling spots, box obsessions and personality quirks, but there were new cat weirdness situations that was new to me. I really don't know if I can finish this thing. He's always loved people and meetings. How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous around the world? I expected a good, light-hearted story about a cat, but every time I reached a point where my spirits were lifted, Ms. Some others have argued he was a Tabby cat, or a common mixed breed. He was featured in many magazines, on talk radio, document On the coldest night of the year in Spencer, Iowa, at only a few weeks old, he was stuffed into the return book slot of the Spencer Public Library.
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The cat helps change that history and give the town's heart a bit more beat. In 2008, Myron published The New York Times Best Seller list of nonfiction books. Although some libraries have had a tradition of resident cats, this was the first such cat in Spencer, so approval was required from both the board of trustees of the library and the Spencer City Council. Myron wrote a book, Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, that was published in September 2008. The next few chapters describe how the kitten wins everyone's hearts, both staff and public. I like cats, I like libraries, and I've even known a library cat or two. I cried my eyes out of course but they were tears of happiness.
The cat helps change that history and give the town's heart a bit more beat. Granted, I may have missed the best parts of this book; but until my cats stop sitting on books and decide to learn to read, I don't expect to find out if I have indeed ignored choice morsels in the litter box. I didn't finish this book and I wish I had the two hours back that I gave to it. The book is one of those wonderful experiences where the story may be about a cat, but there are lessons to be learned throughout that can apply to anyone's life. He also adored Vicki Myron's daughter, Jodi Marie.
Every table and shelf looked exactly the same as every table and shelf in the bookstore back home--Cormac McCarthy alongside Love in the Time of Cholera. I thought I was going to scream if I had to read another paragraph about how amazing the town of Spencer, Iowa is. My only complaint, This book is certainly a tear-jerker, and one that will appeal to anyone who has a heart, but especially to anyone who works at a library. I really appreciated Vicki's voice in this book; she came through so clearly, aided no doubt by Susan McInerney's excellent narration in the audiobook. This book may be for you, but it's not for me.
What a fantastic heartwarming story. This book is worth buying for the cover alone, which has a beautiful picture of Dewey in his prime. By the way, I'm one of you. A few cute anecdotes notwithstanding, there is just nothing special about this book. Dewey, as the townspeople named the kitten, grew into a strutting, affable library cat whose antics kept patrons in stitches, and whose sixth sense about those in need created hundreds of deep and loving friendships.
I just saw a wonderful story on Dewey Readmore Books on Sunday Morning Sept. For every chapter that was actually about Dewey, there seemed to be 2 or 3 that were just about her. And a little bit turned into about six chapters. Nowadays it would probably be unheard of because of the sheer number of people with allergies and the like. So, even though this book is about a pwecious widdle kitty cat, I keep thinking that any minute there will be a disembowelment. They didn't blend very well but I was slightly entertained by some chapters so I am giving it two stars.
The librarian of a small town library in Spencer, Iowa, discovers a tiny, frozen, furry bundle in the drop-box of her library. The cat's story was the subject of a book, Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, published in 2008 and written by Spencer librarian Vicki Myron. Dewey was the most popular choice, named after Melvil Dewey and his library coding system. The book really needed to decide its focus from the beginning, and state it honestly. I hope school-kids still have this in their learning curriculum in spite of their immersion in online surfing! Dewey was, of course, the catalyst catalyst for writing the book and his story is a great one. Then, on the coldest morning of the year, Vicki found a tiny, bedraggled kitten almost frozen to death in the night drop box, and her life—and the town of Spencer—was never the same. On the coldest night of the year in Spencer, Iowa, at only a few weeks old, he was stuffed into the return book slot of the Spencer Public Library.
As a reader I went along with it, wondering when I could chuckle at Dewey's antics again. Wow, am I in the minority with this one. Dewey's story is an incredible one. This was sort of interesting, but unexpected. But my critical nature keeps me coming back to the fact that we was, in fact, just a cat. Granted, I only skimmed this little novel cover to cover, but the cat is heartwarming, even if the humans are conservative lameasses. Best Boss Ever Once he recovered from his bout with the frozen book drop box, Dewey became a fixture at the Spencer Public Library.