Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Way to go GAYLORD!

An awesome article from the Gaylord Herald Times click here for full article ....Nice job Nick!


GAYLORD - What's the buzz at the Otsego County Library? For the first time, adults are invited to “B our Guest” this summer and take part in the Library's Summer Reading Program. Biggby Coffee of Gaylord is teaming up with the library to offer a fun summer activity that encourages reading and library use by Otsego County residents. The program runs to Aug. 2 at the main library and branches in Johannesburg and Vanderbilt.

The program broadly follows the format of the children's summer reading program, a hugely popular event held every summer. “Research has shown how important it is for children to read for pleasure,” says Library Director Maureen Derenzy. “As adults, shouldn't we be setting the example that reading and visiting your library is something that can be enjoyed throughout your lifetime?”

Participating in “B our Guest: Summer Reading for Adults, Too!” is easy. Adults who read or listen to three books and turn in their entry form earn a finisher's prize - a certificate good for a free drink at Biggby Coffee on West Main St. They also are entered into a drawing for a chance to win a “B a Reader” basket of goodies, including coffee, tea, mugs, and a copy of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die by Peter Boxall.

Patrons who wish to do so may also write brief reviews of the books they have read to share with others. If permission is given by the writer, their reviews will be used at library locations to promote community recommendations. Participants will be free to read any books and types of material of their choice.

6 comments:

Tom Butz said...

Nick and team - GREAT job - this is part of the reason you are having days like you did last weekend! Keep up the great work!

A2 Lebowsky said...

My in-laws just mentioned that there is a Biggby up by their cabin. I will send them a link to the article. =)

JD said...

How cool! I wish there was a similar program around the Lansing area...in fact I just renewed my library card at the E.L. branch today. .

Nice work Nick and Chanin on the clever joint-venture with the library. -JD

Lady Di said...

Barista Lady Di here...
from above the 45th ....

We love our BIGGBY customers...
It is not just a job it is an adventure.....

We have lots of fun at our BIGGBY. This is the BIGGBY way!!!!

It is always amazing when the Lansing area customers arrive and come into the store and proceed to let us know how happy they are to find us "Up North"
We love Nick and sometimes Chanin!!! just kidding Chanin, we know who the "better" half is..

WE have a great library in Otsego County and are fortunate.

I love my BIGGBY teammates!!!(spelling???)
much BIGGBY love,
Barista Lady Di...
from above the 45th parallel
where it is FINALLY summer

Arukiyomi said...

If any of you are interested, you can get an interactive spreadsheet for the original 1001 books list from Arukiyomi's blog at

http://johnandsheena.co.uk/books

happy reading!

Anonymous said...

Great way to encourage reading and be engaged in the community! Supporting your library and giving people what they want! BIGGBY COFFEE! Great job! Bet this could be done in most of our smaller communities very easily. Cathy