Elementary school librarian Miss Lotta Scales is so consumed with her responsibility to the books that shes determined not to let any children near them. Not even sweet Miss Lemon, the kindergarten teacher, can convince Miss Scales that the library belongs to the children. But when Molly Brickmeyer accidentally wanders into the library and begins reading aloud, other children cautiously gather around her. At the sight of this, Miss Lotta Scaless scales begin to fall, and The Library Dragon is transformed into Miss Lotty, librarian and storyteller. However, she still retains some of her dragonly qualities, for, as Deedy says, Every librarian needs to be a little bit of a dragonor else, who would guard the books?