Russian library hires stray cat
Kuzma the cat is drawing people into the library.
A Russian library has found the key to attracting more people to use its services: they’ve hired a cat.
Kuzma was found on the library’s front steps one day, and the staff quickly fell in love. They filed official paperwork allowing a feline in the library, and hired the grateful kitty to greet visitors and entertain children in exchange for 30 packets of food a month and a bowtie uniform.
Everyone seems happy with the deal. After hiring Kuzma, the library “saw a significant increase in patronage. It turned out that people would come for the cat but stay for the book lending service,” according to the Japanese news site Rocket News 24.
— Read it at The Atlantic Cities
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