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It ALMOST Happened Again

There’s a scene in the movie Back to the Future that I love. It’s when Marty McFly finds that his friend Doc Brown is alive, thanks to a letter Marty gave Doc Brown in 1955.

Well, that same scene basically just played out in my library.

If you’ve read this blog for a while, you know the saga of our Origami Yoda READ poster.

After Origami Yoda fell behind the shelf, we vowed to never – NEVER – let that happen again.

The other day I walked into the library and – oh no.

But, just like Doc Brown,

we used information from the past to help the present.

And avoid disaster.

Oh yes. Our Origami Yoda READ poster escaped death, thanks to a letter from 1955 a folded up piece of paper taped to the back so it was too thick to fall down the crack behind the shelf.

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.