The Strange Case of the Missing READ Poster
You see this?
This is the place where our brand new READ poster was hanging. The poster looked like this:
It was freshly laminated and hanging on the wall. I don’t have a photo of it when it was up, but this crime scene simulation ought to give you the general idea:
I was up for about a week when all of a sudden…
…it was gone. There was no sign of it anywhere. One day it was one the wall, the next day…
…it was not.
Was it a thief? The scene of the crime appeared to be untouched.
After a brief investigation, some thinking, and a hunch, we now think we know what happened. Something unexpected. Let’s zoom in a bit:
After a lot of thought, I think I have the answer.
And the anti-climax is…it fell down behind the bookcase.
A: Crazy, because the gap is barely a half inch wide, and…
B: Frustrating, because the shelves are bolted to the walls.
Questions! Has this ever happened to you? And, any ideas of how to get it out?
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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