Couldn’t resist this story. Dillon Helbig, a rising young author, recently completed his novel, Dillon Helbig’s Crismis Adventure. As he wanted to share this work with the world, Dillon, an Idaho second grader, snuck the book onto a shelf in his local public library. When he went back a few days later, it was gone, and his mother figured it had been thrown away or put in the library’s lost and found.
Little did they realize that children’s librarians are the best. The librarians had found the book, read it and loved it, and then catalogued it and put it back on the shelf, ready for the public. There is now a years-long waitlist to check out this one-of-a-kind work, which features Santa, a bomb, a portal, and a giant turkey.
As Dillon notes in the video below, “I’ve been waiting to put a book in the library since I was five.” Me too Dillon, and congratulations.