Lateral Thinking Question of the Day – Library Version

Inspired by Barb's request for the toilet paper rolls pictured in my last entry (unfortunately, that was a borrowed picture from Flickr so I can't help out with that), I'll put out this question…

One of our branches had a sign up requesting empty used Kleenex boxes be donated to the library.  I assumed they were needed for craft projects but it turns out that it was something else, completely unrelated to children's programming. 

Can you guess what they were needed for? 

Comments 3

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    I hope you're gonna tell us … it's driving me nuts trying to figure it out. All I can come up with is:
    – storage of some sort (CD's, perhaps?)
    – some funky new shoe cover
    – building blocks
    In other words … no, I can't guess what they're going to be used for.

    Posted 11 Feb 2008 at 6:07 pm
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Um, contest entry form submission boxes? You're going back to card catalogues? Someone is building a better mouse trap? Pencil boxes?
    I got… nothing.

    Posted 12 Feb 2008 at 3:06 am
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    I hope the real answer's not too much of a let down but they use them as spacers behind their books on the shelves to keep the books (especially paperbacks) near the front of the shelf.
    I don't know – I just thought it was a pretty innovative solution to a simple problem in a typically cash-strapped small library where you can't buy the $9.95 Brodart Oak Handcrafted Spacer ™.

    Posted 13 Feb 2008 at 6:22 pm

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