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We #Mustacheyoutoread At The Library… A Pictorial

 
In case you missed how this all started, take a look at Karen’s post.  I happen to work in a library where we have a ton of kids, and the day I started playing around with it was the middle of our week of Thanksgiving break.  I knew that mustaches were popular and am very familiar with Movember, which uses sponsorships to raise funds for prostate and testicular cancer research. Little did I know that my kids would get such a kick out of it.  
Knowing that I had a ton of kids, I printed off a set of free mustaches off of the internet (google is your friend) and ran them off on card stock.  Since my kids run all ages, I didn’t want to have them on sticks like Karen did (Miss, he poked me with his stach!) so I’ve just been using clear tape.  The kids have to pick a book they would give to someone else to read, I take their picture, and they keep the ‘stach.  And they KEEP them on all day, including the teens.

So what are my teens recommending to others?


Armorica by John Hughes.  Miss, when is he writing another book?

The Beatles.  Love their music, Miss.
HALO:  The Cole Protocol.  HALO books rock, Miss.
Darth Paper Strikes Back.  When is my copy of Fortune Wookie coming?
My current favorite, Days of Blood & Starlight, which time has yet to let me finish.  Boo.
Larklight by Philip Reeve.  No, it’s mine, all mine!!!  Bwah ha ha ha haha.
Even That Guy got into the act, with Makers by Cory Doctorow.
Naruto series.  It’s way cool, Miss.
Neon Genesis Evangelion.  Even though the anime is way better, the books are still good.
Sports books.  I like reading about real people.
The Stand.  I like things that creep you out.
Twilight.  Best book ev-ah.

The Walking Dead.  Because the books are WAY better than the TV series, Miss.

The Outsiders.  Because it tells how things really work, Miss.


#mustacheyoutoread (Join the campaign!)

It all began because Kearsten, the teen services librarian at Glendale Public Library in Arizona,  Tweeted us a picture of a display she put together.  More accurately, she came up with the idea and her teen volunteers helped her put the display together.  It was simple really, but genius.  Her teens held up a fake mustache and a copy of the book they recommended and the slogan was: We #mustacheyoutoread.

So now we are on a campaign and we need your help.  We want to help these teens go viral.  So join us on Twitter please.  Tweet your book recommendations with the tag #mustacheyoutoread.  Bonus points if you include a picture of yourself with a fake mustache and the book you are recommending.  You can cut out paper mustaches or draw mustaches on your finger for the ever popular fingerstache.  Please include an @GlendaleTeenLib so the teens will see it.

Here are some of their pics . . .

Join me in supporting these teens, pretty please.  Tweet them today.  You can find Kearsten on Twitter @Kearsten or here at the beginning of each month with her booktalks.  Also, please leave them a comment.  If you do Tweet them, you can copy and paste the link to your Tweet in the comments.  Christie G. has been going to town with this and has a lot of fun pics.  And this was obviously the inspiration for our TLT holiday card.