Laura Marlowe, author of "Tommy the Throwaway Dog," autographs a book Wednesday night at the Glen Carbon Centennial Library.


Marlowe, who wrote a children's book about a dog that was rescued from a trash can in Cahokia, was on hand for a storytime event. To her right is Chouteau, the library's STARS reading dog who endured a fate similar to Tommy's. To the left of Chouteau is Daniel Clanton-El, a member of the Junior Friends of the Library advisory group, who was on hand to present a $150 check to Hope Animal Rescues. The donation was made possible by book sales and other fundraisers at the library.


Tommy the Throwaway Dog © 2010 Laura Marlowe