Some lines from the movies stay with me a long, long time. Case in point, from Ghostbusters (1984): "Ray Stantz: Symmetrical book stacking. Just like the Philadelphia mass turbulence of 1947. Peter Venkman: You're right, no HUMAN BEING would stack books like this." For some reason, in the depths of my memory, Venkman's words have been transmuted to "no NORMAL human being would stack books like this." Fast forward to 2016. We're not "NORMAL" human beings, so we do stack books like this. And we turn them into cool, festive characters and objects for the holiday season. So if you drop by the Library (see our map below) you can take a look at our handiwork. Yes, they're real library books, and yes, they'll go back onto the shelves as soon as we're done playing with them. Kudos to Cindy Dean, who did the Elf and Reindeer bookstacks. She says, "Our inspiration usually comes from Pinerest," which is where they found the Reindeer, but the little elf lived somewhere inside Cindy's head. His forerunner was the little Pilgrim bookstack they had up for Thanksgiving, and he was transformed into the Elf. Ian Ernsberger designed and built the Christmas tree bookstack. It took him a total of five hours over the course of three days. Not only can you enjoy simply looking at this tree, but you can also have a chance to win a gift card by guessing how many books are incorporated into it. Come on in and give it a try!
Guess the number of books in Ian Ernsberger's Christmas tree creation and you might win a gift card!
The Elf was transmuted from its predecessor, the Pilgrim. It's the product of Cindy Dean's lively imagination.
Cindy's inspiration for the Reindeer came from Pinterest. I have to admit, when I first looked at it, I had no idea what it was. Then I got it.