Cats in the Library


APL welcomes our newest Cats in the Library members, bonded pair Phoebe & Cole.  

Phoebe is a very social girl looking for a quiet indoor only home with her brother Cole, who is a shy but sweet boy. They want to be the only animals in the home but they may do ok with a teenager who can respect their boundaries. They love cuddling with each other, feather and catnip toys, and laser pointers.

Please ask at the 2nd floor Reference Desk to visit.  

APL’s Cats in the Library partnership with the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society started at the beginning of the pandemic as a way for staff to cope and to help with the socialization of cats in need.  As the library reopened its doors to the public, APL also opened up visiting hours for the cats and our customers.  Since June 2020 APL has hosted over 50 adoptable cats, almost all of which went directly to their new homes from the library.  Even our staff have adopted a few of these kitties! Some are adopted within a day or two and others have resided with us for a few months.