It’s obvious this year, I’m really excited for the holidays! I love the decorations, the music, the food, the extra time to spend with loved ones. I always love the decorations we put up at WPL and this year I was excited to make my own contribution…I get to combine a few of my favourite things making a holiday display out of books! It’s something I’ve wanted to do ever since I saw it on Pinterest and I had an absolute blast putting it together with the help of some very patient coworkers! You can find the book tree at the Central Library at 850 Ouellette Avenue displayed in the glass case below the escalator when you’re here to check out books or for one of our many exciting programs this month.
I hope that my project gets you inspired to start your own holiday project. Trust me, if I can do this anyone can particularly with the help of some excellent books on upcycling, baking, “crafting” in general, and seasonal crafts. If you don’t feel like braving the weather,* there are some really exciting ebooks about crafts, baking, holiday/Christmas cooking as well as some general cookbooks that you can access from the comfort of your own home.
If you’re more of a fiction reader we’ve our staff have recommended some wonderful books including selecting some excellent cozy mysteries, gentle reads, culinary mysteries, and holiday fiction (again, we have some great Holiday ebooks). More than anything this time of year I love a good page-turner. Everyone has their holiday reading traditions and we’ve been having a lively discussion about them on WPL’s Goodreads page; it’s not too late to join the conversation.
Remember, you can place a hold — online, by phone (519-255-6770), or in person — on any title and send it to your preferred library so you don’t need to venture too far from home this winter to get your book fix.