Saturday, February 21, 2009
Every book you read becomes a part of you
This month we are celebrating Library Lovers month, and as part of this celebration we had all the staff tell us what their favourite read or book was from either their youth or as an adult. We created love hearts, had their photos and name placed on the love heart and also printed off the cover of the book they chose. We stuck all these things on to a noticeboard and placed the favoured books (that we had) on display ready for borrowing.
First off, the students demanded they had a board as well and wanted to share their favourite reads, so we set one up for them.
Every student who walks into the library wants to see what their favourite teachers have as their favourite books. The staff also are interested in what the other staff and students chose. The books we had on display have left the library like hotcakes as the students want to read the staff's favourite reads, and are excited to try what their peers have also enjoyed.
By revealing your favourite book do you reveal a little more about yourself, who you are, where your interests lie? Do books really have that much power? Is it really that personal? Are your reading preferences a reflection of what makes you, you?
It has been an interesting exercise to observe and ponder!