New Life for Old Books
September 25, 2012
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the backroom at the Kearney Branch. What do shelves of outdated encyclopedias and old, hardback novels have to do with the holidays you ask? We’re saving them to build a Christmas tree, of course!
We thought building a holiday tree out of books had a nice kind of karmic symmetry for the Library. But just as it takes a lot of trees to make a book, it takes a lot of books to make a tree, and we could use your help. We need your old, forgotten hardbacks in every size and color. They have to be clean, and a little gold lettering on the spine would be an extra plus.
But be WARNED - If you donate your old books to our Xmas tree cause, you have to say good-bye for good. These books will be drilled, glittered, and glued. You won’t get them back. And just as with a real tree, after the holidays, these well-used volumes will go straight to the recycling bin.
So, dust off that ancient set of encyclopedias and bring them to the Kearney Branch. Come December, we'll transform them into holiday art!