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Saturday, February 21, 2009

An apron for a bee? Something's brewing @ the library


Last evening I made an apron for Sting, the library's bee mascot. Sting will be in the library lobby to promote our cafe. Not too long ago drink-and-food were strictly prohibited in libraries. Now that water bottles are ubiquitous, and that ours is a caffeinated nation, we allow covered beverages in the reading rooms. The library is nowhere near any place to get coffee. Patrons have had to bring their own or do without -- until next week, when the cafe opens!
I found the perfect accessory in my box of vintage kitchen linens. The red-and-white checked towel looks just right on his arm.

4 comments:

  1. So what will your cafe have to offer? MY DH's library now has coffee machine and drink and snack machines but I don't think they have pastries as such. I'm not sure how it is working out, especially since it is a part of the newly renovated part. I am just old-fashioned enough to worry about spills, crumbs, etc on the new carpeting and upholstered furniture. College kids are not the most respectful of furniture, etc!

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  2. Nancy, we'll have coffee, tea, and cocoa. No food, however.

    And the Bee has been christened: Bee-Rista (as in barista).

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  3. Our library allows covered beverages too and there's a coffee shop in the same building -- I love it. I got spoiled when all the bookstores had coffee shops and it's great that the library does too.

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