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Vicki Myron was born in Spencer, Iowa and grew up on a family farm in northwest Iowa. She received a bachelor's degree from Mankato State University and a master's degree from Emporia State University. In 1982, she started working at the Spencer public library as an assistant librarian. In 1987, show more she was named director of Spencer public library and held that position for over 25 years. She retired in 2007 in order to write Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. She has served on the Executive Board of the Iowa Library Association, on numerous statewide advisory panels, and is a library management instructor in the Iowa library system. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Canonical name
Myron, Vicki
Birthdate
1949
Gender
female
Nationality
United States of America
Country (for map)
USA
Places of residence
Spencer, Iowa, USA
Education
Manketo State University
Emporia State University
Occupations
librarian
Short biography
Vicki Myron was born on a farm fifteen miles from Spencer Iowa. At the age of thirty-four, after a failed marriage, single motherhood, and a stint on welfare, she graduated summa cum laude from Mankato State University and has a master's degree from Emporia State University. She worked at the Spencer Public Library for twenty-five years, the last twenty as director. She lives in Spencer Iowa. [from Dewey (2008)]

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A lovely story about the impact a cat had on a community. Dewey was dropped into a library book return box as a kitten where the staff found him in the morning, nearly frozen. He was adopted by the library and went on to impact the lives of the library staff, its patrons and the whole town.
 
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bookworm3091 | 324 other reviews | Jan 28, 2024 |
I suppose if one likes corn pone (there's lots about corn in this book), this book might go over well but I had a very hard time reading it. This was a huge best seller, right? Cats--OK. Libraries--OK. In the search for a highly undemanding ebook, how could I go wrong? The book took me back to the Reader's Digest, a staple of my childhood reading.
 
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monicaberger | 324 other reviews | Jan 22, 2024 |
Precious, heartwarming, well told story. As a cat lover I really appreciated the descriptions of our felines quirky behaviors.
 
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