As the library becomes more and more automated we have less and less contact with the people who work there. Usually the people who work in libraries are the people who love books and have lots of knowledge about literature.
So my project is about my appreciation of the library and putting back some human contact. A simple drawing enclosed in a book when returned to the library is a personal statement. I am using my hands and eyes and experience to convey my joy and appreciation of each particular book. Through the drawing I am conveying the intrigue and delight of reading the book with the next reader, the next borrower.
Below are some of the books I have borrowed from the library over the last few months.
Displayed is the picture of the book cover followed by a picture of the drawing left inside the book. The drawing refers to something significant usually throughout the book and is mentioned on the open page. If you read a piece near where the drawing is placed you should find the reference.
The books are returned to the library containing the drawing and I can only let my mind imagine what will happen to the drawing. Will it fall out? Will the library personnel find it and remove it or will it stay there for the next reader to consider and wonder about? Will the next reader keep the drawing or tuck it back gently into the tight space between the pages for the next reader?