Feline Friends Collection

April 1, 2017

Are you stressed and would like a furry friend to cuddle with? Perhaps your family is considering pet ownership and would like to see if it’s right for you? Visit the Grande Prairie Public Library in April and discover the Feline Friends Collection.

Working with the Bandaged Paws Rescue Association (www.bandagedpaws.com), GPPL will feature a rotating line-up of furry companions that are available to borrow. “Much like our Most Wanted Collection, the cats will be grab and go – those on the shelf are the ones that will be available with no holds and no waiting,” says Library Director, Maureen Curry. Feline Friends have a one-week loan period, with special extensions available. “Bandaged Paws may be open to alternate arrangements if the loan turns out to be a long-term match,” remarked Curry.

The Feline Friends Collection will be located along the south wall, behind the stairs where the cats can lounge in the sunshine. A valid GPPL membership card will be required to access the collection. To obtain a free library membership, visit the Customer Services desk. A piece of identification with your current address is required.

As a trial for the program, GPPL’s Technical Services Coordinator, Belinda Blackbourn borrowed Minew for the weekend, with incredible success. “Her purr has totally eliminated my stress,” says Blackbourn. “I’m looking forward to seeing who I can borrow next!”

More information on the Feline Friends Collection is available here.