Sunday, May 15, 2022

New library promotional item


This morning while I was doing a reorganization/restocking of the front desk battalion of office supplies, I came across this curious and amusing library promotional item:

It was a lot of fun showing this pencil around to my co-workers. The pencil posed for several photographs and I got to try out a few mediocre jokes to accompany my presentation, like:

"I got this promotional item in from Alabama."


"If only they would!"

After all the revelry died down I found myself oddly taken with the idea of a sort of reverse psychology library campaign. We could start, of course, with "Stop the Library!" pencils. But from there I see us progressing to a nice, canvas "Ban Books" book bag. We like to put quotes on the bookbags we sell to the public here, so maybe this bookbag can read like:

Ban Books!

"The paradox of education is precisely this- that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated."

-James Baldwin

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