73-Year-Overdue Library Book Returned: Critical Linking, February 18, 2019

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A children’s book checked out in the 1940s finally made its way back to the Silver Spring library — after being overdue for 73 years. Mora Gregg, 75, who now lives in Toronto, said the book was inadvertently packed up in a move and taken to Canada when she was a girl. “I thought I really should return it to where it came from,” she says. “And so I wrote a letter, and packaged it up and sent it off.”

These stories always warm my heart. Like, Yay, the book is finally home.


That piercing scream you heard was me!


All the congrats to Angie Thomas!