You may have noticed that each of our branches now features a prize wheel. When someone signs up for a library card, they can spin the wheel and win a fun prize like a sticker, reading light or personalized book recommendation. Karen, a staff member from our Wyoming Branch, shared this sweet story.
There was a large group of boys, around 14 years old, leaving the library. One of them yelled out "Can I spin the wheel?" thinking he was being smart in front of his buds. The others giggled. I instantly said, "C'mon on over." Four of them came over and I encouraged one of them to give it a spin! So, he did.
When it stopped, I told him he had won a prize. He got excited. I looked up the number and told him he had won a joke. I asked him, "How many apples grow on a tree?" He thought for a few seconds and said he didn't know. I said, "All of them!" His buddies all laughed with him. They thought it was great. Another one asked, "Can I come in tomorrow and spin?" I said, "You sure can!"