Welcome to the World’s First Dog Man Only Library
*This post is an April Fools work of fiction*
When it comes to giving kids what they want to read, I’m all for it. But has this public library taken things too far?
If you’re visiting the the brand new public library in Lookout, Michigan, you might be surprised at what you find – or what you don’t. The just-opened children’s section won’t have The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Charlotte’s Web, or other beloved children’s classics. There will only be one book on the shelves: Dog Man.
Dog Man is a wildly popular series written by Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey. So popular, in fact, that the entire Lookout children’s section will be entirely devoted to the series, with 1000 brand new copies of each Dog Man book lining the shelves.
The Lookout children’s librarian, Abby King, suggested the admittedly unusual idea to the library board in August, and was surprised to have their full support. “[Dog Man] is the only book kids have asked for in the last few years, so we thought, why do we need anything else?”
The Lookout public library is open from 9:00-6:00 Monday through Saturday.
Click here for photos of the children’s room at the Lookout public library.
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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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