Christmas Tree Made From Books!
The Cushwa-Leighton Library is proud to share our Christmas tree, made from 1,366 volumes from our collection. The 7 ft. 6 in. tall tree (9 ft. wide at the base) was built mostly from withdrawn books and little-used collections of periodicals by library staffers Judy Weeks, Margaret Michaels, and John Kovach and student worker Erin Smith.
The "star" at the top is A Child Asks for a Star, a collection of Christmas poems by Sister M. Madeleva Wolff, C.S.C.
The "gifts" wrapped with bows at the base represent just a few of the books that have been purchased with funds from the library's endowments, and the donors' names are noted on tags with each gift.