Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Can't Wait?

Below are some timely tips from The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Holidays by Joshua Piven & David Borgenicht. (Available in the Shorecrest Library.) 
Did you ever sneak a peek at your gifts? Poll results: All the time, everyone knows I do (0%); Yes, but no one will never know (17%); Guilty! Was caught red-handed (0%); Only once, it spoiled the magic (20%); No, no, never (22%)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Biblio-Mat

A book store, The Monkey's Paw, created a random book dispenser and now it's a Toronto tourist attraction.
The Biblio-Mat combines the charm of a gumball machine with the surprise element of a raffle. The machine jumps to life once money’s inserted. With a bit of overt drama--cranking and whirring and ringing that invoke old machinery--the dispenser then releases a used title from its stock, dropping it into a slot for a happy reader to walk away with. (Co.Exist)
 ...an artful alternative to the ubiquitous and often ignored discount sidewalk bin. (Craig Small)
See it in action and read more about it's success.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Have you met 

Dewey & friends 

at the library?

We'd love to hear

your ideas for naming 

Dewey's friends.