Stump the Librarian Episode 18 – Fighting Crickets


Stump the Librarian is here with a special 4th grade takeover episode! This week, join librarians Courtnei and Emily, with a little help from the librarian behind the computer Jill, as they tackle questions from Mrs. Blanchard’s 4th grade class at Vanguard Charter Academy. 

These quick-thinking scholars tried to stump us and even gave us a book recommendation! Join us as we discuss the inner workings of fire extinguishers, the invention of zippers, and why crickets chirp. Listen to find out who will have to say the longest and silliest phrase (spoiler- I'm glad they are called ZIPPERS!) and to hear all about this guy with the great hair.  

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Interested in learning and exploring more about this episode's curious questions?  You can always use any of the databases KDL has to offer with your library card. Just go to to find the best database for more information on the answer to your question. And don’t forget the books! Our catalog is full of amazing books that are filled with fascinating information. Just visit to search for your next great read! 

Here are the books we mentioned in this episode. Check them out! 

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