School library book returned 73 years overdue

Last year I had someone bring back a couple of library books she’d found when moving house. They were books she had borrowed for a high school project and she is now in her mid twenties.

This guy leaves her for dead:

Thomas McArdle did a naughty thing 74 years ago. As a sixth grader at Chestnut Street Elementary School in Scottdale, PA, he checked out Laura Orvieto’s The Birth of Rome to complete a class assignment—and he never gave it back.

via School Library Book Returned 73 Years Overdue – 1/7/2010 – School Library Journal.

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