KENILWORTH, NJ- The Kenilworth Public Library will host a meet and greet with Chacho, a 10-year-old miniature poodle, on Thursday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Chacho is the star of “Accoding to Chacho: Pet Shop Blues,” a children’s book written by Eric Estevez. The book depicts Chacho’s thoughts as he waits to be adopted in a Miami pet shop.

“Eric Estevez and Karen Alvarado, a couple of 15 years, wanted to share the story of their ten year old miniature poodle, Chacho,” Robin Koerner, coordinator of children’s services at the library, said in a press release. “Chacho has seen the family grow and has played an important role in their lives.”

The program will take place during the regularly scheduled PJ Story Time for children ages three and up. Registration is required and begins May 4 for Kenilworth residents and May 9 for non-residents. To register, call the library at 908-276-2451 or visit in person at 548 Boulevard.