Actually, the state coordinators organized the book display table for two (or even three) years, and LOC staffed it.  We discontinued it because it was an under-visited table and very boring for the staff assigned to it.  It was sort of a no-win assignment because it was impossible to brief the staff on 53 books and so all they could say is that the books are featured at the state tables, etc.  

Then we tried a big poster of all the books.  I actually created that myself, and our Center wound up paying to have them made for display.  I think the poster was visually interesting and no one had to staff it, but it was a lot of work chasing down all the jpegs from all the states, territories, districts, commonweaths. 

I still have the poster in Drop Box ... looks to have been from 2016.  

<https://www.dropbox.com/s/er251h1rjix4gom/NBF_STATESPOSTER.pdf?dl=0>

I would love to have all of us displaying books in a uniform way so that people can see the way that we are collaborating ... but it's likely too late to sort that out for this year.  

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On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 2:30 PM Rocco Staino <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Wasn't the display done by the Young Readers Center.  The the YOUNG READERS CENTER still want a copy of each state's book?

Rocco

On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 11:52 AM Boston, Carmen L. (DCPL) <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

In the past, states were asked to bring a book to give to LOC which I think was also the display book. But the past two years, we were not required to buy the book. For 2017, I had a book to give but when I went to the display it was already there.

 

To be honest with you, I am not sure how many folks really check out the display from the masses. I think each state displaying the book at their booth is best. It also allows for engagement beyond just stamping a map. And it’s one less thing to manage for LOC.

 

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This would have to be taken on/organized by those on this listserv. Could someone chime in, who is familiar with how this was organized in the past, assuming you all even want to do this.

I don’t know how successful you felt this effort was in the past.

 

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Dear Guy and Team,

 

Guy, I like your idea of “a table with a display of all the books, not the individual state tables. I think we did this at least one year.”

 

Do you have the staff for this? If so, we can bring an additional copy to the one we donate the LOC.

 

Additionally, we will display the book at our table with information cards and bookmarks on the book.

 

Has there been word about the Junior League Volunteers? Can we expect to have at least one with us at all times?

 

Thanks,

 

Rebekah

 

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This is exactly how Wyoming will do it: one book with information cards available.

 

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On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 7:39 AM Volpi, Sara <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Kentucky won’t have a book display either, but we will have a copy of our chosen book and more information at our booth. We’ll also have a few people manning the booth all day, so we will be good to go. Thanks!

 

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From: Center for the Book state centers communication <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Donna Eggers
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Hi Guy,

At the Idaho table, we won’t have a book display, but we will have copies of our book that we’ll be giving away. We are bringing two staff people, so we should be okay. Thanks. Donna

 

From: Center for the Book state centers communication <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Lamolinara, Guy
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2019 7:29 AM
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All—were you planning on having a book display at the POS?

 

No pressure to do this. Just asking so we can get a volunteer to watch the table so the books don’t walk off.

 

Guy

 



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