Second Grader's Handwritten Book Has Years-Long Waitlist After He Snuck It on Library Shelf
8-year-old Dillon Helbig used a trip to the Ada Community Library in Boise with his grandmother as the perfect chance to share his original work, The Adventures of Dillon Helbig's Crismis by "Dillon His Self". While he was there he managed to slip his 81-page book, made with a red notebook and designed with colored pencils, onto a shelf in the children's picture-book section without being spotted. He later told his mother, and when they went back for the book a few days later it was gone. The library realized how special the book was and now locals have signed up to check out the book, which had a waitlist of 55 people. Readers can keep the book for up to four weeks, but due to the high demand, cannot renew it.