Thursday, October 19, 2017

Pete and Jeff's lending library

Here's an amusing inscription that I spotted yesterday while meandering through York and waiting for the mechanic to finish work on my car.

The writing is on the inside front cover and first page of The Latch Key, volume #6 of the beloved My Book House series, which was edited by Olive Beaupré Miller and issued in many, many editions (some six books, some 12 books) in the first half of the 20th century.

My apologies for these not being the highest-quality smartphone images. Here's the full text:

book may be kept for one week
2 cents fine for each day book is overdue
Pete and Jeff's books
96 lake Ave

I think Pete and Jeff should be commended for trying to share the love of reading and learning with their Lake Avenue neighborhood. Maybe, in another era, they would have been likely to erect the first Little Free Library in their town.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, that brings back memories. In third grade, my friend Nadine and I spent hours making index cards and card holders for all of her books. Same summer that we wrapped yarn around glass Pepsi bottles and thought we would make a killing. Where was Etsy when we needed it? :)