[Libs-Or] May the bear win 2012

Mischel, Carson CMISCHEL at westlinnoregon.gov
Fri Oct 5 17:34:01 PDT 2012

Hi All

I thought I would share about our super fun bear election we have going on at our library! We took an idea I heard first here on Libs-or (don't remember from who) and added a bit of a twist. In honor of election season we are running four bears, Pooh, Paddington, Corduroy, and Mama Bear, and each bear has a campaign manager on our staff. Competition is fierce and I think our staff is having even more fun with the project than the kids! My colleagues have embraced their roles as campaign managers beyond my wildest dreams and designed posters, stickers, a video, signs, and bookmarks for their favorite bear. Pooh has even made his way onto our check-out receipts!

I knew this would be an amazing project to celebrate democracy and children's literature but what I didn't expect is that it has become a terrific team-building and creativity exercise for staff.

Some photos can be seen on our West Linn Library Facebook page and the video can be seen here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=vb.153513568034372&type=2

Thank you to whomever out there suggested a bear election!

Carson Mischel
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