By JADYN CHIRICO, SJP Intern
The James Memorial Public Library is a place that has been in our town for quite some time, it has a great history and is a valuable part of the city. One part of the library that many notice is it’s window display, made up of books and decorations that go according to a monthly theme.
Themes are often times according to holidays and events happening within the month such as Halloween or Christmas. For February, the display has been filled with books and other items that represent Chinese New Year as well as President’s Day.
The displays often contain items such as Legos, porcelain flowers, or even artwork. Books are often pulled from the library’s shelves or sometimes owned by one of the many individuals who contribute to making the displays. A few titles in this month’s display include “The Final Days” by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, “The American Dream” by Dan Rather, “A is for Abigail” by Lynne Cheney, and “A Big Mooncake for Little Star” by Grace Lin.
The window was constructed in 1953 during the building of the library itself. As for the decorating process, the James Foundation would sometimes have patrons work on it, but most often the staff would put the window display together. A few themes for the upcoming months include Leggo’s Horse Collection, flowers, The Apollo Mission, and also one for the Summer Reading Program.
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