Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Thanks to all Main Library staff for a fantastic summer! We really hope you enjoyed following along with the mystery, visiting divisions, and completing the activities - and we especially hope you enjoyed the video wrap-up yesterday. But what's a good video without good bloopers?

Bloopers from Erica Blasdel on Vimeo.

Thanks again for everyone's participation!

Monday, August 3, 2009


After an eight week investigation, Lieutenant Gray has cracked the case - and it's finally time for us all to learn the truth about the Mysterious Murder of Mister Boddy:

Conclusion to the Murder of Mister Boddy from Erica Blasdel on Vimeo.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Scarlet is taken in for questioning

Excerpt from the Recap:
As Scarlet descended her spiral staircase in her lavish uptown home, she wore red with a matching feather boa, and her scarlet tinted glasses, once more. When she reached her double door with the stained glass peering through, she opened it slowly, "Well, I do declare, we must stop meeting like this..."

Although he was trying to stifle a snort, Grey just looked down at her and said, "Ms. Scarlet, I think it's time we have a talk..."

"Now, why would you need to talk to little 'ol me?" Scarlet asked, her southern tone coming through.

"New information has been brought into the light about this case. You will need to come downtown with me..."

Additional details available at: http://misterboddy.blogspot.com/

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mysterious Murder of Mister Boddy: Recap

Some might say that Reginald Horatio Boddy was arrogant. Some might say that he was manipulative. Fewer still knew him to be a friend. And so he died, leaving a legacy of blackmail, pain and suffering.

Lieutenant Grey demanded an in-depth inquiry into Boddy's death. After approximately eight weeks of investigation, thanks to the help of an undercover detective with an alter-identity as a Children's Librarian, evidence began to surface...

Please stay tuned for the exciting conclusion to this mystery!

For an extended recap of the facts above, please visit:

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Appreciation for our Library Board of Trustees

The mystery is still unfolding... but given current circumstances, it is important for all of us to step back and express our appreciation for our Board of Trustees.

Our library faced an 8.5 M decrease in funding and still did not resort to staff layoffs. A pay freeze and loss in salary seems quite small in comparison.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Text Messages Between Yvette and Scarlet

Lieutenant Grey and his associates have recently decoded the following text messages between Yvette and Miss Scarlet...

Scarlet: R U there? Are you there?
Scarlet: 411 on Ms White? Any information on Miss White?
Yvette: SITD Still in the dark
Scarlet: Current ADR? Current address?
Yvette: 404 I haven’t a clue
Yvette: Last seen with Lt. Grey
Scarlet: OIC Oh I see
Scarlet: KMP Keep me posted

Scarlet: DNT 4get the T&C Don't forget the terms and conditions
Scarlet: of your employment
Scarlet: YCDBWYCID You can't do business when your computer is down
Yvette: WAH Working at home
Yvette: NIROK Not in reach of keyboard
Scarlet: Keep stalling AYOR (at your own risk)
Scarlet: WIU by this W/END Wrap it up by this weekend
Yvette: SLAP Sounds like a plan
Scarlet: WDYS?? What did you say??

Yvette: WDR… With due respect
Yvette: WYRN? What's your real name?
Scarlet: NOYB!! None of your business
Scarlet: That 411 is P&C That info is private & confidential
Scarlet: RHIP Rank Has Its Privileges
Yvette: YIU Yes, I understand

Scarlet: NAVY Never again volunteer yourself
Yvette: Y Why?
Scarlet: B/C U R Because you are
Scarlet: LOPSOD Long on promises, short on delivery
Yvette: WDYMBT? What do you mean by that?
Scarlet: WDYT? What do you think?
Yvette: ? Huh?
Scarlet: U R A WOMBAT You are a waste of money, brains and time
Yvette: IGTP I get the point
Scarlet: C4N Ciao for now

Yvette: SIMYC Sorry I missed your call
Scarlet: Update on WOA Update on work of art
Yvette: Do you still WTS? Do you still want to sell?
Scarlet: Yes – GOWI Yes, get on with tt
Yvette: Proceeding with DD Proceeding with due diligence
Yvette: BTW, Plum implicated By the way, Plum has been implicated
Scarlet: ??
Yvette: P2C2E Process too complicated to explain
Scarlet: Hint?
Yvette: OTC Over The Counter
Scarlet: GJ Good Job

Monday, July 27, 2009

Reminder to Visit Circ

In fourth grade, Mrs. Mitchell assigned young Boddy to write 100 sentences, after she intercepted his note to a classmate saying: "If you do my Math homework for a week, I won't tell Mrs. M. that you cheated on the Social Studies exam."

Hone Your Cyber Skills: Post your message on a Virtual Chalkboard.

Don't forget to visit Main Circ at some time this week. You'll receive an extra point as an individual if you find out about the moonlighting activities of at least one Main staff member and post in response to this blog entry.