Davis is a widowed librarian in a small town. She's worked so long at the library that she feels she is the proprietor, rather than the custodian, of the books. Since her husband died in WW I, she's devoted herself to shaping the minds of her small town's children. The children adore her
and will ask her questions they might not even ask their parents. One of her pets is Coughlin, a boy who spends every waking moment at the library, eagerly devouring everything he can. The town council gets together and asks her to take a book off the shelves which they feel is communistic. She
feels that their decision is stupid, but removes the book from the shelves. She then rea...