When their father runs out of gas in the middle of a blizzard, he tells Mary Rose and her little sister Jo-Beth to stay in the car while he goes to find help. But Jo-Beth says that if she doesn't get to a bathroom soon there'll be big trouble, so Mary Rose takes her to the closest place she can find--the Finton Memorial Library for Children.
The library is a beautiful old house filled with fabulous things, and the girls stay much longer than they mean to. Then suddenly the lights go out, and when they try the doors they discover they're locked; Mary Rose and Jo-Beth are prisoners in the library!
Things are bad enough--but then they hear noises coming from the room above them. Maybe the old house is haunted! Or maybe somebody's locked in the library with them!
4th grade level,fun book to read about being scared,good start if you
like fascinating,a litle creepy.
A good story about a family in Indianapolis, a snowstorm, and a children's library. The scenes from the past characters and fun are great memories.