Sunday, May 9, 2010
Board Member Raises Objection to Library Cat
Link to May 8 Kenosha News, "Trustee doesn’t think library cat is purr-fect".
Excerpt: Maggie the library cat isn’t as famous as some library cats — such as the late Dewey Readmore — and is drawing the ire of at least one Community Library Board member.
Sharon Bower, a village of Twin Lakes trustee who serves on the Library Board, told fellow village officials she is unhappy with the idea of a cat residing in the library and being cared for at taxpayer expense.
“I feel very strongly about this,” Bower said. “As a taxpayer, I don’t want to pay for a cat. I have nothing against animals. They just don’t belong living in the library.”