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READ! Because We Said To ... Or, Maybe Because You Like To: Staff Picks & Posters

Read about the Blackstone staff picks - we made posters, too! See the posters and check out the list of each staffer's book of choice.


As you enter the from the back (Cedar Street) parking lot, you may notice a bunch of posters in the foyer. Each poster features a library staff member holding their favorite or current book, each urging you to “READ.” Come in to see your favorite staffer smiling for the camera!

Following is a list of each staffer and the book they chose (click the link to find the book in the catalog - you can request the book from there. HINT: Ctrl + click opens the link in a new window/tab, leaving this one open):

These posters were a lot of fun to make – some people were more reluctant for a photo shoot than others, but we got some great smiles. It was especially fun to try and figure out what book we'd want to show off and be associated with. 

If you were to have your own READ poster made, what book would you choose? What format? Print? Book on CD? eBook? 

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Alana Joli Abbott July 09, 2011 at 12:34 AM
If only my nook were prettier, I'd be promoting the e-reads! :) I might grab Rapunzel's Revenge by the Hales out of the graphic novel section, or the latest Safehold book by David Weber to show I'm representin' SFF. I do love these posters at the library -- they make me grin every time I come in.
Katy Dillman July 13, 2011 at 05:25 PM
Hmm, you could get some nice SFF stickers to decal your Nook with! : ) Glad you like them! It was really fun to do and let's other people get a peek into our personalities.
Maureen Dixon July 16, 2011 at 01:27 PM
I'm a print gal, myself - I love the touch, feel and smell of books. I don't even know if I could pick just one to be on a READ poster with me - Maybe Little Women? Or The Poisionwood Bible? Or Love in the Time of Cholera? Or The Great Gatsby? I'd have to think more about which book I'd feature, but I can tell you that my poster would be very vintage looking!!! Love it!
Katy Dillman July 16, 2011 at 01:58 PM
Great choices (love Gabriel Garcia Marquez)! Why choose one? You could be holding a stylish book bag or basket, tilted open to reveal ALL of them within... very cool.
Victoriaanna Adinolfi July 17, 2011 at 05:56 PM
Top Four (and they could be two in each hand fanned out) choices: The Catcher in the Rye (the avocado green hardback edition that my father gave me), The Illustrated Man and Cat's Cradle (both paperback pilfered from my high school English department - they were ripped anyway) and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (hardback 5 story edition).
Katy Dillman July 18, 2011 at 03:29 PM
I love that you shared the specific copy you'd choose and where it came from... my home library consists of many books with back stories - they're great souvenirs of life! I just finished reading J.D. Salinger - a biography by Kenneth Slawenski (will be talking about it in a future post). He covers a lot of the personal history that contributed to the writing of Catcher - it's a really interesting look 'behind the scenes' at the novel. And... Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Sigh. That deserves its own post. "A trilogy in 5 novels." Love it. I only discovered the books in my 20's, but I've been trying to steer people of all ages to them ever since. Highly enjoyable, and oddly profound. Thanks!
Victoriaanna Adinolfi July 18, 2011 at 11:33 PM
I may have to re-read Hitchhiker - too many great lines.
Katy Dillman July 19, 2011 at 03:06 PM
Me, too! Hmmm, virtual book club anyone?
Victoriaanna Adinolfi July 19, 2011 at 10:45 PM
Oooh, that sounds interesting.
Maureen Dixon July 20, 2011 at 01:15 AM
You can count me in!!!
Susan Bobbin July 22, 2011 at 10:33 AM
The Dubliners, by James Joyce. One of the best reads I've ever enjoyed. I'd join a virtual book club, as long as we read real books.

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