The Bennett Martin Public Library had a visit on Saturday from two librarians from Illinois (near Chicago), who were on a summer road trip with a literary theme.
They've been traveling with a stuffed "Owly" (see him at the Nebraska State Capitol Building!) and cardboard cutouts of Frankie Pickle and Argyle, two kids lit characters, and visiting libraries and other literary sites as they head "out west" during the summer of 2011. They take videos and still photos to chronicle their trip, often with Owly, Frankie or Argyle in them, sharing their adventures with fellow reading enthusiasts.
Our own Glory B., profiled here for the BookGuide reviewer profiles recently, got captured on camera by these roving librarians during their visit to the downtown library, and her contribution to the Lincoln portion of their trip can be seen here:
Check out their Flickr photo feed and their blog to see their other Lincoln stops -- there are a LOT of their photos on Flickr, and to continue to follow their library-loving adventures over the course of this summer! It's always fun to see visitors' impressions of things here in our fair city!