A wise person once said, "the internet is made of cats." But the relationship between libraries and cats dates back centuries. Cats in ancient Egypt protected ancient papyrus from rodents and snakes. The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg Russia is still patrolled by cats descended from Empress Elizabeth's court (they even hold a Day of the Cat celebration for these felines!). In fact, a library in Russia employs Kuzma the Russian Library Cat, protects the books and sports a bow-tie collar.
|Kuzma the Library Cat, on the job.|
While the Columbia College Library doesn't have a cat wandering the shelves, we do have many, many books about cats.
You can see some highlights on our Pinterest board some of my favorites include:
|Why Cats Paint: A Theory of Feline Aesthetics|
|Dancing with Cats|
|Feng Shui for You and Your Cat|
And finally, here's a silly interactive game to occupy your during your study breaks. Enjoy!
|Cat Bounce - an interactive game for your enjoyment|