Friday, February 3, 2012

GCC Library bets on the Pats!!!!

The Librarians at Greenfield Community College are so
confident that their beloved New England Patriots will be victorious in this
weekend’s Super Bowl against the New York Giants that they have decided to put
their books where their mouths are.

The staff of the GCC Library has agreed to a friendly wager
with the Librarians of the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Library at Corning Community
College in Corning, New York. The
Libraries have agreed to exchange books of a regional flavor, depending on the
result of Sunday’s matchup.

Eric Poulin, Coordinator of Library Services at GCC, pitched
the idea to Sarah Weisman, the Associate Dean of Learning Services at Corning,
and Corning President Kate Douglas. Douglas
was a longtime administrator and faculty member at Greenfield before becoming
the 6th President of Corning this past July.

Poulin says that he is very much looking forward to watching
a Patriots victory this weekend and receiving a few titles with a regional New
York flavor as a result.

If the Patriots win, the Corning librarians will send a
package of books to Greenfield that are New York-themed, including a title by
Elmira, NY children’s author Ted Arnold, as well as Summer In a Glass—a book about the wineries of the Finger Lake
region, where Corning is located.

If the Giants win, the GCC Library will send a package of
books to Corning that are Massachusetts and New England-themed, including the
children’s classic Make Way For Ducklings
by Robert McCloskey, as well as Home Town
by Tracy Kidder. Kidder is a member of
the Board of Trustees at GCC.

Part of the agreement between the two libraries is that the
titles will have book plates attached to them to commemorate the historic
wager, and to acknowledge the victory by the opposing team.

The game is a rematch of the 2008 Super Bowl, won by the
Giants by a score of 17-14.

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