This year it was my daughter who got excited about our local library’s summer reading challenge, and encouraged me to sign up with her. So here’s my list of things to do!
For any one item, you can count reading for half an hour instead, and I’ve already done that for two, but I did watch a ten-minute video. I didn’t even know my public library had a Youtube channel (though I should have guessed). I watched an instructional video on how to make a hidden “book safe” by cutting a cavity out of an old hardback book. Just like what I’ve done to make a book case for my kindle (four times now, I recently made another one as a gift for my teenager who just graduated high school). I was curious to see how the library representative did this- pretty much the same method, except he didn’t spread glue on the outside of the page block, just the inner edge. And I thought it kind of funny he weighed the book down with a brick, not a stack of other books. I was surprised at first that he said nothing about the sacrilege of destroying a book like this, but at the end he does mention that they did this with a book that had been damaged enough it couldn’t be resold in a used sale, “or even given away”.
So that was fun!