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Back in the youth department of the library, in the "Folklore & Fairytales" section.
There have been fairy finders and droppings in the first 24 hours.

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Go Home.
The Folklore and Fairytales section is on
the back wall of the Youth Department.
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The urban fairy library door is a teal colored double door in the end of a book case of fairy tales.

Appeared November 4, 2006

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Not only a double door, but windows in several of the books.
The shelf sign reads:
Please do not touch. These books are out of circulation. Besides there may be someone living in them and it would be rude to disturb them.
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The Lights inside the book are on at times and off at others.
You can move your mouse over the picture to see them on.
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Looking through the doors one can see a small table and a wing-back chair.
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Kathleen and I went to see and hear David Small and his wife Sarah Stewart at the Library on Saturday, November 11th. They were GREAT!

One of our favorite books is
"Eulalie and the Hopping Head".

David gave a presentation on his recent book
"Once Upon A Banana", written by Jennifer Armstrong...
Fantastic!
It is virtually wordless...in a conventional sense. There is a subtle poetic narration in the environmental signage.

So, it was a damper on the afternoon to come upstairs and see a portion of the spine of one of the fairy books had been torn off. (see the photo above).
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11.15.06
THIS was a surprise! I went to the library to check on the condition of the spine, which was damaged a few days before. Only to find that the urban fairies of the library had moved into a corrugated box!

I sure hope they can be resituated before the
Fairy Welcome Reception
Sunday November 26, 2006: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

(I sure wouldn't feel "welcome" if somone tore my whole house from its foundation!)
11.27.06
All went well!

Pictures

VERY welcoming!

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12.07.06
Bummer...

The mullions on the book-windows were broken.
HOWEVER, the fairies have already fixed them!

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January 2007

< Further damage after the December mess had been repaired.
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1.10.07

On a MUCH happier note:

Flat Fairies visited!

And the damage was repaired
(by the Flats?).

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October 2007

There is a sign requesting
people not to touch.
That appears to be very difficult to comply with. Looks like post WWII Europe. Some of the damage has been repaired. I don't know how likely it will be that anyone will see any fairies there.

May 2009

The lights are (back) on,
but no one is home... yet.
I HOPE this means they are comng back. There is still damage> The second window on teh left is still missing and the furniture that was crushed is still gone.

A hopeful sign.

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This is all about the Fairy Doors in Ann Arbor, Michigan and what illustrator, Jonathan b. Wright discovers about them. It includes photographs of the Fairy Doors, comments in the Fairy Journals, Observations and speculations about the Fairies. Tiny Doors, Urban Fairies, Faery, Faeries, Fairy, Fairies, miniature doors, tiny doors, little doors, tiny fairy doors, little fairy doors, little faery doors, tiny faery doors, weensy doors, Sweetwaters Cafe, Peaceable Kingdom, Jefferson Market, The Ark, The Ann Arbor Framing Company, Selo Shevel Gallery, Lakewood Elementary Kindergarten, Fairy ticket window, fairy entrances, fairy windows, fairy spaces, fairy store, fairy shop. The site will be updated frequently with new excerpts from the Fairy Journals, New fairy sightings, Specifics about each location a fairy map. Any new knowledge of the fairy activity will be passed along by Jonathan. Also on this site are some hidden fairy surprises a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Fairies. There is a brief history of how Jonathan became involved with the Urban Fairies. There are links to local publications about the Urban Fairy phenomenon. Jonathan is currently writing several books on the fairies in collaboration with his wife, Kathleen, who coincidentally has found a fairy door in her kindergarten classroom. Hopefully it will be fun and informative to come back and see what's new with the Urban Fairies of Ann Arbor.

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This is all about the Fairy Doors in Ann Arbor, Michigan and what illustrator, Jonathan b. Wright discovers about them. It includes photographs of the Fairy Doors, comments in the Fairy Journals, Observations and speculations about the Fairies. Tiny Doors, Urban Fairies, Faery, Faeries, Fairy, Fairies, miniature doors, tiny doors, little doors, tiny fairy doors, little fairy doors, little faery doors, tiny faery doors, weensy doors, Sweetwaters Cafe, Peaceable Kingdom, Jefferson Market, The Ark, The Ann Arbor Framing Company, Selo Shevel Gallery, Lakewood Elementary Kindergarten, Fairy ticket window, fairy entrances, fairy windows, fairy spaces, fairy store, fairy shop. The site will be updated frequently with new excerpts from the Fairy Journals, New fairy sightings, Specifics about each location a fairy map. Any new knowledge of the fairy activity will be passed along by Jonathan. Also on this site are some hidden fairy surprises a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Fairies. There is a brief history of how Jonathan became involved with the Urban Fairies. There are links to local publications about the Urban Fairy phenomenon. Jonathan is currently writing several books on the fairies in collaboration with his wife, Kathleen, who coincidentally has found a fairy door in her kindergarten classroom. Hopefully it will be fun and informative to come back and see what's new with the Urban Fairies of Ann Arbor.