Bookley, the Library Fish
April 12, 2012
Lots of you may have read a great book called Dewey: the Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. Here at Platte City, we have our own little version of Dewey…his name is Bookley, the fish. Bookley is a beta fish who has lived at the Library for several months now. Let me tell you, he’s really got a great thing going. He gets tons of company from the kids who come in for storytime, and he loves to hang around the computer when people are returning books and checking out. Beware: he’s even been known to beg for food if he sees you coming.
Recently, a coworker purchased Bookley a new decoration for his tank. It’s a blue plastic tree, and he enjoys it so much that we often find him hanging out on top of the tree, taking his daily naps. It’s almost as popular as the ceramic bridge that also keeps him company. He’s famous for hiding under the bridge when he’s tired or wants to be left alone.
Bookley is so popular here at the Library that he even has buddies who keep him company. We invite visitors to the Library to bring in a photo of their pet, and it gets to hang on our "Bookley’s Buddies" bulletin board. It’s full of great friends like Oscar, the parrot, and Casper, the cat. Bookley enjoys seeing the photos of his friends as he swims around his tank!
So, if you a regular of the Library or are new to Platte City, stop by the branch and say hi to Bookley and his friends. He loves to have visitors, and we love to have new people stop by to check him out. Just don’t forget to bring your favorite pet’s photo so they can join Bookley’s buddies!
Platte City Branch