3. On April 1 MidPointe Library officials proudly announced that “Shakespurr,” their friendly, book-loving mascot with a name recalling the Bard, had been offered the prestigious position of “mane” spokesman at the venerable Library of Congress.
However, immediately afterward MidPointe officials breathed a sigh of relief when Shakespurr reminded them that it was April Fool’s Day and that he had just been “lion” about the job offer.
He then continued to amuse a relieved staff with more bad puns.
*From the 2018 “Chase’s Calendar of Events.” The 2019 version is available for checkout at MidPointe Library.
** “The Shakespeare Book of Lists -- The Ultimate Guide to the Bard, His Plays, and How They’ve Been Interpreted (and Misinterpreted) Through the Ages” by Michael LoMonico. Published in 2001 by the Career Press. Available for checkout at MidPointe Library.