Monday, October 06, 2008

Election Glossary

Words are certainly an important part of a library, and glossaries are a wonderful way to highlight words that are particularly important at a given time. Thus it was great fun to put up a bulletin board containing over two dozen important words about democracy and the electoral process in our country. Our glossary contains concept words, such as "democracy" itself, and very specific words, such as "polling place," where many parents will go in early November, possibly taking their children with them to experience the process of voting. The glossary, over 20 feet long, is providing inspiration for many discussions about the presidential election, campaigns, and our form of government. We also have many books on display inside the library.

KF, conducting a cookie campaign of its own, placed campaign posters for chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and M&M cookies below our display, and election day will be a busy time in the hallway as many voters at Lawrence School express their preferences!