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Replacing Your Valentine With a Book

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  • Section names for books displayed on a table to help students locate newly arranged texts.

  • A rolling cart stacked with high interest reads for students awaiting them at the Open House.

  • Books on display to catch students’ interests as they peruse the Open House.

  • Supernatural and paranormal books on display at the Open House to peak interest in the love of reading.

  • A Valentine’s Day themed bulletin board on display showcasing reading material.

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Valentine’s Day welcomes back pre-Covid traditions of the South Windsor High School Library through the ‘Fall in love with books’ themed ‘Library Open House’ held by the South Windsor High School Media Center Staff. Taking place on Wednesday, February 14th – Thursday, February 15th, this event has the intention of opening students’ minds into becoming more voracious readers. 

To promote an interest in reading for all, the staff has been planning the ‘Library Open House’ since the beginning of the school year. By replacing the arrangements of the 1500 books in the library from alphabetical order of the author’s last name to being sorted out by genre, the media center staff believe that this new arrangement will help students in being able to prevent themselves from being unable to find the book that is meant for them. 

Section names for books displayed on a table to help students locate newly arranged texts. (Judith Mohan)

With one of the main ideas of this event being that students should enjoy books regardless of if they are assigned to them, teacher and librarian, Mrs. Tess McCool, believes that reading books makes you smarter and allows you to experience  things you haven’t before. And through this event, the staff believes that they will help students to getting closer to this idea too.

“Hopefully, someone might feel like it peaks their interest in reading, starting them on a journey for a lifelong reader,” said McCool.

She believes that there is a book out there for everyone. One just has to look for it until they find it, and the library staff are there to assist them in doing so.

With the event being held on the 14th of February, McCool says that it was purposefully planned to be held on Valentine’s Day, a day of expressing love. But only this time, one can be with their never-ending love, books. 

“My theme is to fall in love with the book and have a little cheeky pun on Valentine’s Day,” said McCool.

In other words, when concerned about not having a lover, become a reader.

 

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About the Contributor
Judith Mohan, Staff Writer
Judith Olivia Mohan is a freshman student writer from South Windsor High School. She is excited to be a part of the journalism crew this year. She is fluent in English, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi, speaks broken Telegu and is currently learning French through school. She is a guitarist with 2 ½ years of experience and a talented artist since a young age. When she is older, she aspires to work as a medical professional.