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Published: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 12:49 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 12:53 p.m. CDT
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The Princeton Public Library’s 2014 summer reading program, “Paws to Read,” would like to feature some of the cats or dog sculptures created in 2008 when the Friends of Strays sponsored a public art fundraiser.

PRINCETON — Princeton Public Library is putting its dogs and cats in order as its staff prepares for the 2014 summer reading program, “Paws to Read,” and the library would like feature some famous canines and felines from the Princeton area — namely, the dog and cat sculptures that were created in 2008 when Friends of Strays sponsored a public art fund-raiser called “Art ... Well Groomed.”

Local artists and entrepreneurs collaborated in the creation of 32 fiberglass cats and dogs. Many of us would love to have another look at these one-of-a-kind pieces, and the library is putting out a call to anyone in possession of one of the “Well Groomed” animals who would be willing to loan their sculpture for display at the library this summer (June to August).

Contact Margaret Martinkus, Princeton Public Library curator, at or call 815-875-1331. The library will arrange pick-up if necessary, and will provide safe storage of the sculptures before and after they are displayed during the summer reading program. The library would like to have the pets in place by the beginning of summer reading sign up on June 9.

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