So time for the traditional easter saturday chute clearance….

It looked something like this…

Which translates as 3 majorly stacked wooden trolleys, 3 black trolleys & half a bathtub.

I’d made sure we’d taken the ‘heffalump’ trap out on thursday night and this, imho, stopped the chute from blocking which would normally have happened with this many books.

  This is the ‘heffalump trap.

It is a metal drawer that sits under the chute entrance & catches heffalumps (or keys & other non-library items).

If a book (& it almost always is a book) catches on the edge of the drawer it forms a sort of barrier & stops the items from sliding  down the chute mountain.