Wednesday, January 18, 2012

An Unexpected Gift

Years ago, I got a nice surprise at my local library. It happened when I found a paperback copy of Lois Lenski's "Prairie School" in the children's room. Unfortunately, at least it seemed unfortunate at the time, the book had no front cover, and there were no other copies available.
I went to check out my books. The librarian said that they would have to discard that copy of "Prairie School," and she gave it to me for free.
"Oh, thank you very much," I said.
I took the book home, and covered the front with several layers of strong tape, the kind
of tape that looks like paper.
I still have the book, and plan to re-read it in the not-too-distant future.