Tuesday, June 02, 2009

More Than Books Get Stolen from Libraries

One library seems to have found out the hard way that it had more to lose than books and computers. Fox News 44 reports on the Proctor, Vermont, librarian who took the art right off the wall...took it to auction, in fact:
A librarian in Proctor has resigned after auctioning off a valuable painting owned by the Proctor Free Library.

Police say head librarian Mary Brough admitted taking "Curly Locks," a 26-by-33-inch Jessie Wilcox Smith painting that for years hung on the wall in a children's section of the library. The 1912 painting was sold for $96,600 to a Massachusetts auction house.
And she thought she could get away with this? What is her husband really saying?
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