Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Friday Bag of Awesome

Looking for weekend reads?

Willing to be surprised?

Unafraid to be at the mercy of librarians?

If you answered yes to the above questions, you might be interested in a new program we're starting in the children's department this January at Tredyffrin Public Library. It's called the Friday Bag of Awesome, and it's exactly what it sounds like - an awesome bag that you can only get on Friday.

For those of you are more detail-oriented, here's the scoop. Based on your answers to our handy online questionnaire, the children's library staff will pick out books, movies and/or music that we think you might enjoy and throw them in a bag for you to pick up on Friday after 4pm. It's just that simple!

Okay, it's not that simple. There are a few more things you need to know:

1. The program begins the first full week of January and ends Friday, May 24. The program does not run throughout the Summer Reading program.

2. You can submit a questionnaire at any time during the week, but Friday between 4 and 6pm is the only time for pickup.

3. We can only have a bag ready for you by 4pm on a Friday if we've received your questionnaire by noon that same day. If you submit it any time after Friday at noon, your bag won't be ready until the following Friday. If you're unsure about when to collect your bag, please call 610-688-7092 and ask for the children's desk.

4. Regular loan periods apply to the items in the bag - 3 weeks for books and music, 1 week for videos -  so the items do not have to be returned together.

5. The questionnaire will be available on January 7 on our Books & Reading page.

6. You are not required to take or like everything we pick out for you. Think of the bag as a plate at a big family barbeque that somebody else put together for you while you were off playing horseshoes. You might love the pasta salad, or you might not. If you don't, no hard feelings. If you do, then we're glad you tried it.

Any additional questions? E-mail Angela at anewman@ccls.org or catch her in person at the library.

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