The library is pleased to announce that we have received a grant featuring fiction and non-fiction books on the theme Picturing America. There are a total of 19 titles, including three titles in Spanish translation. The titles are wide-ranging and thought provoking, including books as complex as Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville to picture books like Sweet Music in Harlem by Debbie Taylor. A complete listing of the tiles can be found at the programs website:
We have the books on the plexiglass bookshelves right by my desk when you come in the library. There are also very cool bookmarks you can take, whether or not you borrow any of the books. The goal of the program, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association, is “to encourage and strengthen the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture through libraries, schools, colleges, universities, and cultural institutions.” These books are a wonderful addition to our library, and are being prominently displayed along with coordinating bookmarks.