the library is the arsenal

Monday, December 3, 2007

long overdue. but no charges.

Portland Public Library up in the great state of Maine (vacationland), has this fantastic project where people make art books out of discarded library books. The best part is that they are cataloged and able to be checked out again, even through interlibrary loan. I interviewed Michael Whittaker, branch manager, for my paper. He is really enthusiastic about it, told me many libraries have repeated it, and uses phrases like "remarkably cool." Check one out if you need some art for the house.