In his comment on my last post about a Japanese train company which turned its fortune around by appointing a cat as the station master, my co-blogger Dean informed me that US libraries have for long known the advantages of employing feline friends to add pizazz to their premises.
Dean is notorious for burying nuggets of interesting and important pieces of information in the comments section of the blog rather than showcasing them in posts. (Dean, what can we do to bring you out to the main page?) So I am taking the liberty of bringing the story to the front for our readers' enjoyment. Note that the California cat Flyer was once our own Dean's colleague in a Whittier public library.