27 freshmen AgPtech students came to visit this morning. I gave them a brief introduction to the library and its history and from there trustees Sharon Fuller and Mat Rapacz toured them through the museum. They were an excited, chatty bunch ramping up the noise quotient only a bit.
In the course of conversation one student asked Sharon if we had any “scary” books. Sharon directed her my way and I casually mentioned Stephen King, who she had read, and John Saul, who she was not familiar with. Off they went to the downstairs.
When they returned, I went into the stacks and pulled off a handful of John Saul. She lit right up with some of the ghostly, horrific covers; one featured a grave yard. Long story short, a library card was issued and away she went to turn some pages.
No matter what the weather, it is a great day when a new reader comes into the fold.