Snowflakes Hidden through Oak Park Library Mean Prizes All Month Long

Snowflakes Hidden through Oak Park Library Mean Prizes All Month Long

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 10, 2018)

Oak Park, MI – Sometimes it’s the little things that make a visit to the library great.  Meeting new friends.  Checking out new books.  Playing board games. Getting on the computer.  But in Oak Park all this month there is a whole new level of fun.

Throughout the library there are laminated snowflakes that can be turned in at the front desk for a prize.

“The scavenger hunt gets people moving around the library, maybe even exploring parts of our collection they’ve never seen before while looking for the snowflakes,” said Oak Park Library Director Brandon Bowman. “It’s also a thing that families can do together, so it’s a nice all-ages thing, as well. And, again, it’s whenever a patron feels like doing it!

“Our children’s librarian, Charli Osborne, has been collecting Advanced Reader’s copies of books, which are some of the prizes. We’re also doing candy, buttons, and other little prizes for people who don’t want one of the books. We look at things like this as a way to get people talking to us, and then we can tell them about all the other stuff we have going on while they’re picking out their prizes!”

Bowman credited Adult Librarian Mary Bernhardt with the idea. “We are trying to really ramp up what we have to offer for our patrons in terms of programming. With not having the staff that other surrounding libraries have, we have to be creative in providing programming, so passive programming works really well for us right now,” Bowman said.

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