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The Somerville Public Library, in a partnership with the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, launched the “Awesome Box” project at all three SPL branches in early February. This endeavor will allow patrons to give fellow users suggestions on what book/CD/DVD they found to be “awesome.” “Somerville is the first public library to get on board with the ‘Awesome Box’ project,” says Maria Carpenter, Somerville’s library director. “We are always looking for dynamic, innovative and creative approaches to library service, and this was certainly one of those.” Here’s how it will work: When a patron particularly enjoys an item, he or she will return the book into the “Awesome Box,” which will be clearly labeled with appropriate signage. Then, a library staff member will scan the book twice – once, checking the book in as usual, then another time to list that item on the “awesome” page. (via Massachusetts: Somerville Public Library Partners With Harvard Library Lab, Becomes First Public Library to Make “Awesome Box” Available | LJ INFOdocket)

The Somerville Public Library, in a partnership with the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, launched the “Awesome Box” project at all three SPL branches in early February. This endeavor will allow patrons to give fellow users suggestions on what book/CD/DVD they found to be “awesome.” “Somerville is the first public library to get on board with the ‘Awesome Box’ project,” says Maria Carpenter, Somerville’s library director. “We are always looking for dynamic, innovative and creative approaches to library service, and this was certainly one of those.” Here’s how it will work: When a patron particularly enjoys an item, he or she will return the book into the “Awesome Box,” which will be clearly labeled with appropriate signage. Then, a library staff member will scan the book twice – once, checking the book in as usual, then another time to list that item on the “awesome” page. (via Massachusetts: Somerville Public Library Partners With Harvard Library Lab, Becomes First Public Library to Make “Awesome Box” Available | LJ INFOdocket)

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    Yeah, I love this idea. I’m thinking of creating a display with all of the “Awesome” returns, rather than cataloging...
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  7. doseogwan reblogged this from thecardiganlibrarian and added:
    :’)
  8. waiting4beckett reblogged this from thecardiganlibrarian and added:
    Awesome!
  9. srodman reblogged this from thecardiganlibrarian and added:
    Love the idea, and that The Tick qualifies as awesome…
  10. porschelikethecar reblogged this from thecardiganlibrarian and added:
    I love this idea!
  11. pandamans reblogged this from thecardiganlibrarian and added:
    yeah - somebody posted that this was actually their library doing this - and that the box was usually empty. your point...
  12. thecardiganlibrarian reblogged this from pandamans and added:
    This definitely looks like something worth pitching at my library. Potential problem, though: you’d have to make...
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    THAT IS THE LIBRARY RIGHT NEAR WHERE I GREW UP GUYS MY LIBRARY DID A THING
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