Funny things happen from a single tweet. Amazing things.
A few weeks ago, I wrote a bit of a rant/appeal for help – my very own Little Free Library (the one with the Alpha Bits walls and sad paint job) had been faring poorly. Books had been taken – Yeah! People are using it! – but not being returned or replaced. And the glass door cover had disappeared, leaving the measly remainder of books exposed to the elements.
Jay from Minnesota (find his blog here) came across my tweet about the post, and offered some kind words of encouragement. Then he offered to send a sign to increase awareness of the “one book only” policy.
That’s pretty nice of him, right?
Jay, (aka @LibraryofJustice) also sent a huge box full of books, and comic books, because that’s his thing.
I was surprised by his thoughtfulness – these were exemplary books in all genres. I wanted to keep more than half, but I resisted.
My son, Farley, did not.
There was one graphic novel that caught his eye. He took it right away and it’s now his possession.
I should explain few things. 1) He’s watched the Beastie Boys’ “Intergalactic Planetary” music video about a hundred times too many.
2) My family has a Paris obsession. Long story.
Mr. Wonderful could not say no to him after seeing the cover practically screamed Farley’s name. Monsters! Robots! Paris!
The next day, I tweeted this collage of Farley devouring this book every chance he got.
I tagged the Minnesota author, Michael May, for good measure.
Which resulted in this tweet:
May tagged the illustrator, Jason Copland.
Who responded with this tweet:
And now Farley has an original illustration from the first graphic novel he ever loved.
Amazing how Twitter connects people, no?
Little Free Library Update #2
When we dropped off the books from Library of Justice last week, I was so pleased to see that someone had taken the time to put up a plastic window where the old glass one once was! Plus, there were a lot of books in there – including some spiffy Christmas themed DIY books from the early ‘80s I’m guessing.
There’s a great variety of books in there now, so I hope, if you’re neighbors of mine, you’ll go visit the Metcalfe Park library soon.
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