Where it all began...

Monday, June 28, 2010

Librarian: Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!

OK, so the winners of Challenge #1 won't get a chicken dinner. But you get Library Bucks and that's even better!

Drum roll, please! The winners of Challenge #1 are:
  1. Operation Anvil by Taylor
  2. Rearranging the Letters to Form a Word by Matt
  3. Transporter Spray by Thomas
You can pick up your Library Bucks at your Carroll County Library Branch. There should be an envelope with your name on it waiting for you there.

As for Challenge #2, it is not Sherlock Holmes! But it is set in Victorian London, so keep trying!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Librarian: Challenge #2

As you saw in Alyson's video, our Mystery Guest is becoming rather destructive. He's ripped some pages out of various books and I, for one, would like to get those pages back in their books. So here's what I can gather from the pages:

This book is not about Humpty Dumpty but the main character did have a great fall. Fortunately for him, he had a doctor instead of the King's horses and men trying to put him back together. The character knows his way around London, both the side that everybody sees and its newly constructed underbelly.

Wouldn't it figure that our Mystery Guest ripped out pages from a book with a mystery character in it?

Does anyone know to which book these pages belong? Please email me. The FIRST person to respond in an email with the book title and author wins a pack of Silly Bandz. Second and third place winners will win Library Bucks ($20 for 2nd place, $10 for 3rd place).

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Alyson: Trap Failure.....

Hello virtual people! Long time no type. So, I attempted to trap him in a box..... Needless to say, Epic Fail. He's such a slippery fellow!!

I even put his favorite thing (I think) in the box! Tea! He totally flips out whenever we mention it!! (Reminds me of my dad...)

He's starting to hide from us way more than he used to. Caroline says good riddance (she's such a chicken) but I think that he's just catching onto us. What if he doesn't want to go back in!?!??!!! Then we're stuck taking care of him til we all die or he does!!!!!!!!!!!

I think Kitty's getting to me X[
At least we're getting somewhere, we found SOMETHING he likes.... I guess........

Alyson: Box Trap

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Librarian: What to Try Next?

I have received some great suggestions on how to try to get the Mystery Guest back into his book. You probably know about the Operation Anvil suggestion. But since Kitty no longer has access to an anvil, we're going to have to let that idea go.

Alyson tried to catch the Mystery Guest over the weekend but I'll let her tell you what happened.

So here are some other ideas that you've suggested:


Rearrange the letters that fell out of the book to form a word. That word will activate either the book or the character. If it's the book, then the book will glow & suck the man into it. Or if it activates the character, he will start to disappear back into his book.

Thank you Matt T!

Spray the character with Transporter Spray and spray the book. He will then be transported back into the book.
Thank you Tom S!

What do you think we should try next?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Kitty- Long Story Short

First, I wanted to say I am not giving up on my plan. I just need more of a running start. He's been harder to corner lately though. Or maybe it's just me, I think he's been avoiding me. I think I scare him. I wonder why....

At least I'm not afraid of him, like Caroline is. She refuses to even see him. (Stranger Danger!)

Oh, and I found that anvil. I'm not allowed to use it, though. Well... I was until I burnt down the dude's garage. Long story....

<3 Kitty

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Kyra: Anyone Know Where to Find a Really Old Looking Suit?

Hello all! Nice weather today, don't you agree? Hehe, I'm mocking our strange little friend! He talks sooooo proper! In fact, now that I think about it, everything about him screams outdated. Especially his clothes. Oh, and if you haven't already figure it out, ironing him in didn't exactly work.... but we did find out something useful!! .... Okay it's not that useful.... his clothes are flammable! .... And, we owe him a new suit...

Librarian: Found in the Stacks

What do you think it means?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Plan #592 Operation Anvil

Why do I not find it comforting that Kitty knows where to find an anvil?

Friday, June 4, 2010

Librarian: We've Got Golden Tickets!

Did I mention that helping us send the Mystery Guest back home is the only way to earn the limited edition GOLD $100 Library Bucks?