Library Aide Who Defended Perennial Reading-Contest Winner Is Fired

Erik Sherman
Library Aide Claims She Was Fired After Defending Young Reader
Library Aide Claims She Was Fired After Defending Young Reader


Remember Tyler Weaver, the 9-year-old who allegedly got on the bad side of a local librarian for being too dedicated a reader and reading 63 books to win a contest? Now the library aide who stood up for him reportedly has been fired without explanation.

Weaver of Hudson Falls, N.Y., had won the local public library's reading contest for years by reading dozens of books each time. The controversy last month arose when it was reported that the library's director, Marie Gandron, thought Weaver should retire from the contest and let someone else win.