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Fool’s Gold Librarian Holds Sit-In on City Hall Lawn

Fool's Gold librarian Annabelle WeissAt 5’1”, librarian Annabelle Weiss may be tiny, but she has big dreams. Really big. She wants to bring a bookmobile to Fool’s Gold, and she’s come up with some very creative ideas for raising money.

“I’ve set up camp on the City Hall lawn,” Annabelle says with a bright smile, “and I’m not moving until we raise at least $2,000.”

She’s not kidding. On April 11, National Bookmobile Day, she set up a tent at the corner of Frank Lane and Fourth Street, the busiest intersection on the square, with a massive banner that says “Will Work for Books.”

At the top of every hour, she reads a children’s book aloud, speaking into a microphone so that downtown shoppers can enjoy the story. Every shop within hearing distance has a donation jar on the front counter, and shopkeepers report in with the running total. The town has pitched in with campfire casseroles for one, which Annabelle warms up on a portable grill. She’s “roughing it” with a smile.

“This is the Land of Happy Endings,” she says. “Where better to find a happy ending than in a great book? We need to make sure that books are available to all our citizens, even those who can’t make it to the library.”

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