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Outside of a Dog

by Patrick Rayner, Head of Circulation

This article originally appeared in the Library's Fall 2010 Features Newsletter.

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx
"I like a dog at my feet when I read, Whatever his size or whatever his breed." - Edgar Guest
"If dogs are not there, it is not heaven." - Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Perhaps you have found yourself in the Members' Room, leisurely paging through the day's newspapers, when a loud noise startled you from your reading, and you thought, "Did something in here just...bark?" Although we do not encourage barking, it has long been the pleasure of Library staff to host the dogs that accompany our members into the Circulation Hall. We keep treats in a Circulation Desk drawer to spoil our four-footed friends. Here, a few of the dogs we've had the privilege of befriending, with some titles they would be sure to recommend.

HenryChildren's Picture Books

Children's Chapter Books

TobieChildren's Nonfiction


TeddyRecent Works