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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 wide at the base) was built mostly from withdrawn books and little-used collections of periodicals by library staffers Judy Weeks, Margaret Michaels, and John Kovach and student worker Erin Smith.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.

See video news coverage of the tree from WNDU News and ABC57 News! We hope you enjoy this festive — and creative — holiday decoration!