Liberty Municipal Library

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Read It, Don't Eat It

This relaxed and rhyming recitation of rules can make library orientations for young patrons less daunting and more fun. Fifteen points of etiquette, applicable to any kind of library, are introduced and then demonstrated by anthropomorphized animals, rendered in acrylic paint and ink. This should definitely help little ones remember to “Read it, don’t eat it. / No dog-ears, please. / Find someplace else to sneeze. / Borrow, don’t steal. / TRY not to squeal. / Rips and tears won’t magically heal.” But the story is not all about “don’ts.” Everyone is enthusiastically encouraged to enjoy books and to “share with a friend / a sister, a brother.” -Booklist

Read It, Don't Eat It!