April 19, 2018

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Boise Librarian Wins SLJ/Scholastic Dav Pilkey Sweepstakes

“It’s going to be huge!” That’s what Boise Public Library branch manager Sarah Kelley-Chase expects when “Captain Underpants” author Dav Pilkey visits her library early next year. Kelley-Chase was one of 3,000 librarians across the country who entered the “Win a Visit from Dav Pilkey to your School Library” sweepstakes, sponsored by School Library Journal and awarded by Pilkey’s publisher, Scholastic.

She was “completely thrilled” when she found out she had won. At her library, there are a “ton of holds” on Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers (Scholastic, 2012), the ninth book in the graphic novel series, she told SLJ.

Pilkey’s visit will be scheduled for some time in the spring, by which time fans will likely have devoured the tenth adventure, Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers, due in January from Scholastic.

What does Kelley-Chase, also a reference librarian, expect from Pilkey’s visit? “My suspicion is that he’s going to be fabulous,” she said, adding, “My kids have grown up reading ‘Captain Underpants.’”

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  1. Curt Kelley says:

    that is just fantastic, good going Sarah!

  2. The Murdock Family says:

    Thank you, Mrs. Sarah, for winning the sweepstakes for the community. Our little boy was first in line (having waited almost 3 hours) today to see Mr. Pilkey.

    He was SO excited he almost wet his underpants (har har). You and the library staff, plus Scholastic, did a wonderful job organizing everything at the event. It was fun. Loved your capes and skivvies; that’s the spirit!