June is Adopt-a-Cat Month!

cat boxJune is Adopt-a-Cat month, a time to remember our local shelter cats and their needs.   Today the library’s Pets Neighborhood staff placed a community donation box near the rotunda for the Cat Association of Topeka, a nonprofit organization working hard to provide quality, compassionate living conditions for those who have no other place to call home.  The donation box will remain until Friday, June 14.  C.A.T.’s wish list includes cleaning supplies such as dishwashing liquid, paper towels and bleach.  A list of supplies is on the donation box, and you can check their website to learn more.

If you choose to welcome a cat into your family for the first time, stop by the Pets Neighborhood and the Adopt-a-Cat book display in the Media/New Books area this week to browse related books and DVDs.  Learn about various breeds, cat health, find recipes for homemade treats, and discover the real-life experiences of those who felt compelled to share stories and memories of their beloved feline companions.




Kimberly Sain

As a Public Services Specialist, I actively promote the Travel and Pets neighborhoods, coordinate nature-themed programs for adults and families, and serve on the Big Read planning committee. Outdoor photography, birdwatching, discovering new hiking trails, and reading nature writing and travelogues about Alaska are some of my hobbies. Peter Matthiessen's Shadow Country is my all-time favorite novel.