New Student Can’t Tell If The School Librarian Really Likes Dr. Seuss Or Is Just A Mary Kay Consultant

Lewiston Maine school librarian

Lewiston Maine school librarianDonna Spugnardi of Lewiston is a “Cat”-alyst for getting children to read more. Spugnardi is probably best known around the elementary schools in Lewiston as The Cat in The Hat, a character from Dr. Seuss’ much loved children’s books, “The Cat in The Hat” and “The Cat in The Hat Comes Back.” She uses the persona in her work as head librarian for the Lewiston School Department’s six elementary schools, a job she has held for 26 years. “The Cat in The Hat is important to me,” Spugnardi said. “He’s a great character and is popular through the generations, for kids, their parents and their grandparents. “He’s a little naughty, but he always picks up after himself and his friends Thing 1 and Thing 2. Kids are drawn to him,” she said. (read more at Lewiston Sun Journal)