2021 Year of the Dog

Congratulations dog lovers!  It is officially ‘The Year of the Dog’ at the Lewistown Public Library. 

This summer the library held a friendly reading competition ‘Reading Like Cats & Dogs’ to determine the library pet of the year. Any book participants read that mentioned a cat or a dog could be used for voting.

Dogs received the most overall votes for the library pet of the year.  The summer reading competition had high participation and winners drawn from each category received a canvas tote stuffed with books, puzzles and other goodies.

Once the winners were drawn, the top read books from each category were compiled into lists.  The lists for top recommended dog books and top recommended cat books are on display at the library for ease of patron checkout. Enjoy!

Top dog books recommended:

  • “Arsenic and Adobe” by Mia Manansala
  • “Pugs Snow Day: Diary of a Pug #2” by Kyla May
  • “Dog on It” by Spencer Quinn
  • “The Heart of An Angel” by Henry Ripplinger
  • “Where the Red Fern Grows” by Wilson Rawls

Top cat books recommended:

  • “Catland” by Sarah Archer
  • “The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell” by Lilian Braun
  • “Dewey” by Vicki Myron
  • “Skippy Jonjones” by Judith Schachner
  • “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens

Many thanks to the Library’s very own Stereotypical Librarian for organizing this unique summer reading challenge.

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