After nearly a
, the Little Banned Library is opening to the public today. Several members of the board of directors as well as the public were on hand to witness the opening of the newest branch of the Banned Library.
“I just never thought I would see this day,” Betsy Farmer, member of the library board that championed the project said, “And ain’t it just the cutest little thing you ever did see? I made the ribbon myself.”
The Little Banned Library is the result of months of board and staff work. The construction of the diminuitive library faced many set backs as threats of strike and material costs paused construction time and time again. Many cried foul that monies were being used inappropriately, yet no one can doubt the cute little library does have a charm all its own.
Evan Banned, director of the library, gave a small speech at the ceremony. Here are his last remarks before being escorted off stage:
“...and that’s how I hurt my shoulder falling off the library roof attempting to fix the leak. But that’s not why we are here. Who cares about a little water coming in and destroying thousands of dollars worth of computers and books when we have this thing? This little... thing. That the board spent so much of our money on. I just hope nobody craps in it.”
Mr. Banned was said to be on pain killers at the time of his speech.
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