Hello everyone, it’s Cosmo the Library Cat. When I first started visiting the Grand County Public Library, I observed people sitting around a table and shuffling little colored pieces of cardboard around. This was strange behavior (even for humans!), but then I found out that they were working on jigsaw puzzles!
Apparently, people like to fit puzzle pieces together and then fit even more pieces together until they’ve created a complete picture. Personally, I think it might be more fun to chew on the puzzle pieces or bat them around but it seemed like the people working on the puzzles really enjoyed them. We don’t have a puzzle table out at the library right now, but if you have a library card, you can check out jigsaw puzzles and take them home to work on whenever you’d like. There are dozens to choose from, ranging from 500 to 1,000 pieces. My favorite puzzle at the library is called “Frederick the Literate” based on a painting by Charles Wysoki which shows a tabby cat blissfully napping amongst books on a shelf.
To borrow a library puzzle, you can browse online at catalog.moablibrary.org under the category “puzzles,” place a hold and use our curbside pickup service. Or if you come in for a personal visit, you’ll find the puzzles shelved with art books in our adult nonfiction section. Plus, the librarians are always happy to help you find whatever you’re looking for. So go ahead and take a puzzle home and put it together. Just be sure not to chew on the pieces, however tempting they may be. That way, someone else can put the same puzzle together later! Meow for now!