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Every book in its place: Saranac pre-teen helps complete library move

Eleven-year-old Elizabeth Allen puts the final book on one of the shelves at the new home of Dannemora Free Library. Elizabeth won a contest which allowed her to pick the final book to be moved, choosing “Winter of the Ice Wizard,” by Mary Pope Osborne.

Eleven-year-old Elizabeth Allen puts the final book on one of the shelves at the new home of Dannemora Free Library. Elizabeth won a contest which allowed her to pick the final book to be moved, choosing “Winter of the Ice Wizard,” by Mary Pope Osborne. Photo provided

— “I really like it. It’s an excellent book,” said Elizabeth.

Though Elizabeth was able to officially place the book on one of the library’s new shelves during a special volunteer appreciation dinner last week, it didn’t stay there long.

“Right after she put the book away she asked if she could take it back out,” said Pritchard, laughing.

“It was very heart-warming,” added Pritchard.

Elizabeth’s grandmother Bonnie Allen, who many times takes her to the library, said she was proud to see her granddaughter get such a thrill out of being chosen to be a part of the library’s history.

“We wanted to get her more interested in reading and this was a great way to do it,” said Allen.

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