Tag: OVerdue

Library Book Returned 25 Years Late!

The Waverly Council Library took to Twitter to share a note from a patron who returned a copy of Philosophy for Beginners by Richard Osborne…25 YEARS LATE! When they finally returned the book, the patron included a nice handwritten note:

 

 

 

At the rate of 30 cents per day for overdue books, this forgetful library patron would be facing a bill for about $2,700. Luckily for them, most libraries cap fines at $10-20.

 

Image via Amazon.com

 

Did the borrower take twenty-five-years to finish the book? Did they initially steal it before having a change of heart? Did they just forget about it all this time?

Who knows? One thing’s for sure, Waverly Council Library is just glad to have Philosophy for Beginners back on its shelves. “How could we be mad?” their tweet about the situation reads.

 

 

Featured image courtesy of Waverly Council Library

A Rockin’ Librarian Ignites the Web With Her Third Song

Will this rockin’ librarian’s debut song be a hit? Hopefully, because if kids don’t get the message, then we have a public service warning for you about a “beautiful and talented librarian” so upset that she’s ransacking hallways in an effort to locate overdue library books.

Looks like your school library books—from Harry Potter Books to The Hunger Games (Yes, even The Magic Tree House books), all have to be returned to librarian Mary Evelyn Smith at Liberty Elementary in Worthington, Ohio, before school lets out on May 22nd, or else!

If you’re concerned right now, don’t be. It’s a music video called “Bring Back Your Books” that parodies Walk the Moon’s hit song, “Shut Up and Dance.”

This isn’t the first music video Mary Evelyn Smith has created. Her first music video entitled “All Them Books Video” and was a parody of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass.” Calm, cool, it’s great music made with a stellar video.

Don’t believe me? Watch it below!

This 2015 song is really neat, and it was such a hit that she made a second one entitled, “Sorry,” a parody of Justin Bieber’s song of the same name.

It’s great, it’s funny, it’s got a slow but melodic beat. The only problem is it came out two years ago. In an email Mary Evelyn Smith wrote to 10TV, “I usually see a little rush of books coming back the day after the video is released… but regardless of the books, I’d say it’s 100 percent effective when it comes to building a positive and fun community here at school.”

So obviously she had to make another one.

This one is a bit different. It starts off on a subtle note by parodying a news broadcast with two students, an unnamed girl and boy sitting side by side with the phrase “Change Your Mindset” behind it.

They speak in what I can only describe as Newscaster-speak, something that reminds me of the fish from Spongebob SquarePants.

Fish newscasters on Spongebob

Image Via Youtube

The jokes are corny but cute, the standout one being, “Today’s forecast calls for a high temperature of your ice cream melts before you can eat it”.

The boy could definitely be an A-lister one day, something like Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy or Bill Tannen from Back to the Future, but the girl is so fun to watch, furiously chewing gum a la Violet Beauregarde before taking it from her mouth and rolling it between two fingers right in front of the camera. They both play off each other, which builds up to the tension when-

A GOOSE COMES IN WITH A MESSAGE! And guess what? It’s the iconic goose from the second music video.

What could be the urgent message? It’s far worse than any of us could ever imagine: a mad librarian looking for books!

The children are shocked and frightened, especially as reports come in about teachers doing “dance moves that they definitely are not cool enough to be attempting”. It’s funny and deflates any awkwardness from the music video that rolls in…

Check the video out below! The music starts about a minute and ten seconds in and while its a rockin’ song, the students give the perfect set up.

 

 

Mary Evelyn Smith also told 10TV: “The teachers have a blast being in front of the camera. It is nice to have fun and be silly together at the end of the year.”

Let’s hope they had as much fun as we did!

 

 

Featured Image Via Lamont Elementary.ca