14-year-old Roxanne Glassenberg, a twice-a-week volunteer at the Wellesley Free Library’s Children’s Room since mid-summer, has a great surprise in store for teens and tweens to enjoy over winter break.
You’ll now find a display in the Youth Room featuring books wrapped in paper with tape and ribbon, like presents, with the first line of the book written on the wrapper.
The books are all different genres and you won’t know what you’re getting until you get home and unwrap the book (unless you happen to know the first line…). The idea is to introduce young readers to new and unexpected material.
The display is a fresh twist on the library’s “blind date with a book” display from last year, when you didn’t have a clue about what you might get.
As for Glassenberg, a student at the Corwin Russell School in Sudbury, she’s reading an encyclopedia of 450 dog breeds as well as John Steinbeck’s The Moon is Down…