FEELING JUST CAPITAL

TODAY IS NATIONAL CAPS LOCKS DAY, AND WE ARE CELEBRATING IN STYLE!

FOR STARTERS, WE COMMISSIONED HOUSE OF CUPCAKES, AN AMAZING LOCAL BAKERY, TO MAKE THESE ADORABLE UPPER CASE LETTER ‘P’ COOKIES. SINCE ‘P’ ALSO STANDS FOR ‘PRINCETON UNIVERSITY,’ THE COOKIES WERE TIGER STRIPED. THEN KATIE AND I HIT THE STREETS, HANDING OUT COOKIES. DRESSED AS TIGERS, NATURALLY.

HILARIOUSLY, AS WE WERE GETTING READY TO EMBARK ON OUR JOURNEY, THE LIBRARY HAD AN UNSCHEDULED FIRE DRILL. WHICH MEANT THAT ALL OUR COLLEAGUES POURED OUT OF THE BUILDING, MOST LIKELY WONDERING WHY WE WERE DRESSED IN TIGER ONESIES, HOLDING COOKIES ON A TUESDAY MORNING.

WE DID, HOWEVER, GET A PHOTO WITH ANNE JARVIS, THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN!

Anne Jarvis, Robert H. Taylor 1930 University Librarian

A FEW OTHER STAFF AND FACULTY CELEBRATED WITH US BEFORE WE VENTURED INTO CAMPUS AND GAVE COOKIES TO KIDS. WE MIGHT SHOW UP ON A FACEBOOK PAGE OR TWO!

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HAPPY CAPS LOCKS DAY! GO FORTH AND SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS!

A Proper Toast

a proper toast

Meet a toast with a LOT of personality! Today’s blog post is a story time, simple project, and quick snack, all rolled into one!

We recommend Toasty by Sarah Hwang (Margaret Ferguson/Holiday House Books, 2021, read here by the Loveland Public Library). Toasty is a slice of bread, but he really wants to be a dog. Even though he knows there are differences and major challenges, the intrepid Toasty heads to the park to meet some pups. Unfortunately, all does not go as planned. But when a girl appears at the moment Toasty needs her the most, a beautiful friendship begins.

You’ll need:

  • A piece of toast
  • A toaster or oven

Why I didn’t figure out this toast drawing thing when my kids were smaller?!? It’s adorable. First, use you fingers to firmly press a design (or a letter or word) into an uncooked slice of bread. Pop the slice in the toaster, and done!

Of course, me being who I am, I did wonder if the cooking time/temperature impacted how the design appeared on the toast…

toast test 3The answer is basically no. Above you can see 3 slices of toast cooked on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd settings on my toaster. The design appears about the same. Or…maybe I did the experiment so I would have an excuse to eat three yummy slices of toast that morning? Hmmmmm. Totally not telling.

Book Art Challenge

book art challenge open tea boxToday, we present a Book Art Challenge! We get plenty of interesting items donated through our library recycling program…like this this big, 11″ x 14″ box that previously held¬† “Teas of the World.”

book art challenge tea box Since the box was designed to look and open like a book, we thought it would be the perfect candidate for our first Book Art Challenge. Namely turn the book into art. So here’s what I turned the box into…

finished book art challenge tea boxIt’s poster board, blue cellophane, card stock, and construction paper illuminated with a black light and my iPhone’s flashlight. It’s a little hard to see, but the woods actually layers backwards into the box.

So we’re keeping our eyes on our recycling piles for anything that remotely looks or acts like a book for our next Book Art Challenge. And I do believe it’ll be Katie’s turn! Maybe we can wrangle a couple guest artists as well…?