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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.

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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.