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Dec 17 2010

Reference Book Christmas Tree

by Jesse M

I’ve blogged about literary structures in the past, and while this Christmas tree (located in the library of Delta College in Michigan) doesn’t contain quite as many books as the previous projects, it is nonetheless an impressive construction.

Delta College librarian Jennean Kabat erected the tree with the help of a couple coworkers over a six hour period. The tree is composed of over 100 books, with red books forming the tree skirt, green books making up the main part of the tree, and gold books constituting the star on top.

While we don’t have a literary Christmas tree here in DCPL, we do have plenty of holiday books, movies, and music to put you in a festive mood. Some of my favorite seasonal items include Holidays on Ice by humorist David Sedaris, How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss, and The Muppet Christmas Carol. What titles put you in the holiday spirit?

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Lesley B December 17, 2010 at 11:07 AM

Nice to see those old Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature volumes getting out for the holidays!

Dea Anne December 17, 2010 at 11:20 AM

What a cool structure! “The Santaland Diaries” has the status of a holiday classic for me now.

Stephen December 19, 2010 at 6:05 PM

We presented “The Christmas Thingy” as a readers theatre play at the Forest Park Branch of Clayton County Libraries on the 11th. Jessica, a young handicapped girl, wishes for a friendly little monster to keep her company. Her housekeeper warns her against such wishing, lest “the Christmas Thingy” appear and steal her presents on Christmas morning. But Jessica wishes and the Thingy appears, and they build a friendship. But the housekeeper’s warning lingers in Jessica’s mind. It’s a great children’s book with appeal for kids and adults alike. Hopefully DCPL has it in her collection!

Hillary Denson December 22, 2010 at 11:11 AM

“Home Alone” is my all time Christmas favorite. Nice structure too

dhs December 23, 2010 at 3:32 PM

Great Post! The tree of knowledge…

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