The Littlest Pet reading and craft!

Saturday, February 9 at 10:00 am. In the Children’s Room.


The Littlest Pet, by the late Deborah MacKay, tells the verse story of Dottie, the ladybug who took up residence in the home of a welcoming couple. Published by Haley's, The Littlest Pet has been fostered by Donald MacKay as a tribute to his late wife, and illustrated by local artist Deborah Bix.

Bonnie Benjamin will read The Littlest Pet by the late Deborah Fowler MacKay beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 9, in the children’s room of Athol Public Library.

For more than 45 years, Benjamin has been part of the North Quabbin community as a parent, first-grade teacher, swim teacher at the Athol Area YMCA, Girl Scout leader, church leader, and producer for Athol-Orange Community Television. AOTV will film the February 9 reading in anticipation of broadcast on AOTV. WVOA, the radio station associated with AOTV, and YouTube will also eventually broadcast the reading.

Copies of The Littlest Pet will be on sale at the reading, with a portion of proceeds going to Friends of Athol Public Library. The book is also available online and at Haley’s.

The free event is open to the public at Athol Public Library, 568 Main Street.