By Andrea Milano
Hollywood Library youth librarian
Hollywood Library is large enough to have a pretty deep collection. Beyond the bestsellers and the newest publications, our shelves are full of older literature, past award winners, and lots of great music and movies. The depth and diversity of the collection reflects the interests, needs and desires of our community. Hollywood Library staff have many creative and diverse interests as well, and some of us might qualify as classics. We like to share those interests with our patrons through book and material displays, online booklists, and the Staff Pick shelf. I know that for some of you, the Staff Pick shelf is your first stop whenever you visit.
We hope that our displays, like the shelves of goodies you must pass on your way to the grocery store checkout stand, will entice you to add more to your bundle.
We are plotting to add one more regular feature to our plethora of displays. This one will be based on the popular practice of posting an old photo on Facebook on Thursdays. Beginning in February we’ll set up a Throwback Third Thursday (#TBTT) display. It will be active for just that weekend, and will hopefully surprise and delight you each month. We will provide all manner of temptation, from comforting childhood favorites (read under the covers at night with a flashlight) and cookbooks your mother used (perhaps to your chagrin) to music that your older sister listened to in high school (and you always wished you were cool enough to like).
We’d love to hear from you about a throwback theme you’d like to see displayed. Stop by either of the Information Services desks to give us feedback.
Visit us on the Third Thursday (February 19) to take a literary trip back in time.