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, in addition to Reference work I promote the Travel, Pets, and Lawn & Garden Neighborhoods, coordinate nature-themed programs for adults and families, and serve on the Big Read planning committee. My interests include exploring new travel destinations, National Parks, Alaska, hiking trails in Kansas, Colorado and Arkansas, birding, Sandhill crane migration, Monarch waystations, Kansas native plants, citizen science activities, volunteer work as a certified Kansas Master Naturalist, and reading essays about the natural environment. Peter Matthiessen's Shadow Country is my all-time favorite novel.