#FavouriteFeature: June Hughes from the United Kingdom

Today’s post comes from the ILN Ambassador for the ILN, June Hughes who shares a very special little feature of her library:


This is a picture of the Secret Door in the old fireplace at the public library where I work. You don’t really get a sense of scale from this photo, I’m afraid, but the door is only about 2 foot high.  No one knows where the key is or what is behind it. We use it a lot for story writing with children –  they make up the most fantastical accounts of the worlds that might exist behind that door


  1. Jannette · · Reply

    I love the idea of using for children to start their creative writing. Howeve, I wouldn’t be able to resist getting the locksmiths in after hours.

  2. Ooh, I love this! I bet the kids come up with some amazing stories about it 🙂

  3. The Ann Arbor doors are wonderful!

  4. It reminds me a bit of the portal in Being John Malkovich! You just have to jimmy in there and take a look….!

  5. This reminds me of the fairy doors all through Ann Arbor, Michigan. Have you ever heard of them? There’s a post about them with lots of photos, here: http://www.messynessychic.com/2013/06/11/the-town-with-the-secret-tiny-doors/

  6. I like to imagine that’s where the library gremlins/fairies live! They could come out at night and either help (eg. shelve) or cause mischief at night – Kate

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