Meet the Liberty Branch Grinch!
December 23, 2010
If you are a frequent or long-time patron of the Liberty Branch, you may be familiar with our larger than life Grinch. Each year, we pull out our favorite six-foot-tall handmade and hand-painted wooden library decoration. Then, we prop him up behind the circulation desk for all to see and enjoy during the holiday season.
After an annual staff debate and some tapping into the ole memory bank, we finally came to the conclusion that Mr. Grinch is second in seniority at our library. Only one staff member has more seniority, and that is Tamara M. As best as Tamara can recall, the Grinch was donated to the library around 1984 or 1985. No one remembers who donated it, but we are eternally grateful to whoever it was.
We love our library Grinch, and we have shared lots of laughs and good times over the years! We’ve taken pictures with him at staff parties, entertained the children during storytimes, and he has been an interesting topic of conversation with our patrons throughout the years!
With any luck at all, our Grinch will continue to remain ageless and a permanent fixture for future generations! It is my hope to bring my grandchildren into the library years from now and share with them my favorite library decoration!
~ Liberty Branch
“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” Dr. Seuss