Librarian on the Roof!

Librarian on the Roof!

A True Story

Book - 2010
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When RoseAleta Laurell begins her new job at the Dr. Eugene Clark Library in Lockhart, Texas, she is surprised that the children of the town think the library is for adults. She vows to raise the money for a children's section and spends a week living and working on the library roof, even surviving a dangerous storm. With the help of the entire town, RoseAleta raises over $39,000 from within the community and across the country.

Today if you look through the front window of the Eugene Clark Library, you will see shelves stacked full with children's books and tables and chairs just the right size. You will see artwork on the walls, and a row of busy computers. Best of all, you will always find crowds of children who love to read and learn inside the walls of the oldest library in Texas.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Albert Whitman, c2010.
ISBN: 9780807545126
Branch Call Number: j 027.4764 KING M
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Gilpin, Stephen


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VaughanPLAlison Feb 26, 2018

An awesome true story simply told with great illustrations. All about what a Can Do attitude can do ;)

Nov 03, 2012

Get this book--we loved it. Inspirational story about mobilizing a community, all down to the action and imagination and courage of a feisty librarian. We need more stories featuring librarians as heroines, love it!

Sep 25, 2010

Inspiring and heart warming! A story about how to get rid of those stuffy, old fashioned libraries.


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SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 8


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SPL_Childrens Jan 13, 2011

When RoseAleta Laurell started working at the historic old library, it had very few books, furniture or anything else for children. She decided to raise some money to buy these things. How? She sat up on the roof! Yes, a determined RoseAleta sat up on the roof through sun, rain and wind, day and night, until $40,000 was donated to buy the things the library needed for the children of the community.


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