January 2013, Volume 5, Issue 1
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Why Didn't I think of that?
The Christmas tree comes full circle
Christmas may be over, but the creative imaginations of librarians are alive and well. After the State Library's "Just Weed It" webinar (archive can be found at library.sd.gov), great ideas of what to do with weeded books surfaced. Both Siouxland Libraries and the Sturgis Public Library created book trees during the holidays.
The Sturgis Public Library borrowed the idea from the White River Library. Most of the books on the Sturgis tree are donations, some are weeded from the collection, and all will be used in a book sale after the new year. Sturgis staff did not have a real pattern to work with, other than to use oversized books for a few layers on the bottom. Creating the tree took about two hours.
Book Tree builds collection at Armour Carnegie Library
This year the Armour Carnegie Library hosted a Book Tree during the holiday season. Ornaments on the tree contain the book title and price of a book on the library's wish list. Citizens or local organizations were encouraged to select an ornament and donate the cost of the book so that it could become part of the library's collection. Each donated book contains a personalized book plate, allowing patrons to buy a book in memory or in honor of someone special.
The tree was displayed at the library during the holidays and stood on Main Street during the Nov. 24 "Christmas in Armour" event.
Library trustee Marian Biederstedt said she got the idea for the tree from Parkston Public Library.