One recent addition which has already been making an impression in the Library lobby is our new Rotating Book Display. This interactive showcase isn’t just a piece of furniture, it’s a dynamic gateway into everything the library has to offer; perfectly curated by our staff to align with the month-to-month interests that resonate with our community.
For Halloween enthusiasts seeking a spine-chilling read, a selection of spooky horror novels was available throughout October. During the Thanksgiving season the rotating book display was packed with an array of tantalizing cookbooks, inviting readers to explore culinary delights and share the joy of festive meals. Now, as the end of the year draws near, the shelves have transitioned to a showcase of heartwarming holiday-themed books for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and more! Embrace the spirit of togetherness and celebration this December at A.K. Smiley!
This dynamic display isn’t just about sharing the latest and greatest titles, however; it’s also a reflection of our commitment to providing a space that celebrates inclusivity, cultural appreciation, and the joy of reading. Cultural heritage months such as Native American Heritage and Hispanic Heritage have featured prominently, providing patrons an opportunity to explore titles which they may not have known about. Additionally, the display was used to draw attention to Banned Books Week and some of the titles which have been challenged the most in the last few years.
With each rotation, our new book display invites our patrons on an engaging and enlightening journey through different themes and cultures, fostering curiosity, understanding, and deep appreciation for the diverse tapestry of human experiences. We look forward to sharing this new space with you and hope you will stop by the Library to see everything we have to offer.
Ted Conable, Principal Librarian