by Leandra Beabout, courtesy of the Goshen News
This spring, patrons of the Bristol Public Library (IN) got a surprise: little cat feet padding through the stacks. Page Turner, the library’s new feline, was a former stray picked up by the Humane Society until the staff found her a home.
Dawn Powell, the library’s adult coordinator, explained, “We were looking for a dog, a ‘Paws to Read’ therapy dog. And then we said, ‘What about a rabbit? Something cuddly?’”
Powell said though the staff didn’t know it at the time, Page Turner is just what the library needed. “We are just amazed,” she said. “She’s the perfect cat for us. … The effects that she has — people come in and say, ‘Is that a cat? Whose cat is that?’ And we say, ‘She’s your cat. She’s our cat. We’re family. She’s yours too.’”