Cats as Library Patrons: Pros and Cons

Posted March 31, 2018 by cottoncandybookwitch in library / 0 Comments

Cats as library patrons

Since this is a Very Serious Book Blog and I am a Very Serious Librarian obviously, this is intended to be a Very Serious reflection on the pros and cons of having cats as library patrons instead of humans. Humans, as any librarian will tell you, come with their own set of problems that can range from vaguely annoying to downright scary. This librarian thinks there is definitely some merit to the idea of replacing human library patrons with cats, and hopefully the pros will outweigh the cons on this list and show you why…

Pros

  • Very cute
  • Quiet for the most part
  • Won’t ask if computers are down when signs saying computers are down are taped over the computers
  • Won’t yell at you about fines
  • So soft
  • Provide good company when library is understaffed
  • Will provide headbutts if you’re upset about another cat
  • Won’t get annoyed if you can’t give them more than five free printed pages
  • Snuggly

 

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Cons

  • Litter box maintenance
  • No eating in the library
  • Will probably knock over books at some point
  • Might chew book corners
  • Could perhaps pee on books

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