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Library shares it has been hit with bizarre acts of vandalism googly-eye stickers on book covers 

‘This will haunt our nightmares for all eternity’: Library shares it has been hit with bizarre acts of vandalism after someone has put googly-eye stickers on several book covers 

  • A library in Indiana shared that it has been hit with a bizarre spate of vandalism 
  • The books have been attacked with googly eyes leaving terrifying results
  • The Alexandria-Monroe Public Library shared a shot of one book that was hit 
  • A copy of The Turn of the Screw, which is a horror novella, was damaged 
  • The library appropriately called this particular work of vandalism ‘haunting’  

A bizarre act of vandalism has occurred at the Alexandria-Monroe Public Library in Indiana, where a number of books have been damaged with googly-eye stickers.

The library shared a photo of a damaged copy of The Turn of the Screw to its Facebook page, showing the haunting affect the googly eyes have. 

‘We’d like to remind patrons to not attach googly eyes to books. It can cause damage to the cover and in this case haunt our nightmares for all eternity. Thank you,’ the library cheekily shared to its page. 

Terrifying and fun, but its still vandalism: A library in Indiana shared this shot of one of several books that were damaged by a vandal placing googly eyes on the cover

The original, undamaged book cover is still creepy, just less so without the googly eyes 

The original, undamaged book cover is still creepy, just less so without the googly eyes 

The Turn of the Screw is a horror novella that focuses on a governess who while caring for two children at a remote estate, becomes convinced that the grounds are haunted. 

It was published in 1898 by Henry James, and is described as both Gothic fiction and a ghost story. 

Apparently, the vandal or vandals with his or her bag of googly eyes attacked several tomes in the library’s shelves.

Some people felt that the library’s post was only going to encourage others to do the same thing.   

‘If this post was intended to keep people from damaging books, I think it will not accomplish its purpose,’ wrote one library user.

While another added: ‘This post has convinced me I must attach google eyes to all books. Thank you.’    

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