Kitty Cafe at Tompkins Library next Thursday

The Tompkins County Public Library and Browncoat Cat Rescue are teaming up to bring adoptable cats and kittens for animal lovers to meet on Thursday afternoon.

This cat wants you to come. 14850 file photo.

Called the Build a Better World Kitty Café, the event from 2-4pm on Thursday, July 13 will celebrate the library’s 2017 Build a Better World Summer Reading Program and will showcase how the volunteers at Browncoat Cat Rescue work to make the local community a better place by helping animals in need, organizers say.

Browncoat Cat Rescue is a volunteer run organization that focuses on unwanted and abandoned cats in Ithaca and its surrounding areas. They work with committed foster parents, local veterinarians, and members of the community to empower feral cat colony keepers and find loving adoptive homes for rescued cats in the area.

The TCPL Kitty Café event is free and open to the public, and animal lovers of all ages will be able to meet snuggly, adoptable kitties. The library is at the corner of East Green Street and South Cayuga Street in Downtown Ithaca.

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