Oak Lawn library staff now circulating T-shirts
BY STEVE METSCH firstname.lastname@example.org May 3, 2013 1:54PM
Mary Williams, patron services director, and Melissa Apple, public information supervisor, model the new T-shirts being sold at the Oak Lawn Public Library. | Steve Metsch~Sun-Times Media
The folks working at the Oak Lawn Public Library love it so much it’s out there for all to see.
And, now, you can share that love.
The library is selling bright blue shirts with the word “library” in white letters, with a red heart dotting the “i.”
Mary Williams, who heads the patron services department, said staff “wanted to do something to celebrate libraries in general” and came up with the T-shirt idea.
“We designed this T-shirt to celebrate libraries and to put a little emphasis on Oak Lawn,” she said.
The words “Oak Lawn Public Library” are on the right sleeve.
“It’s to celebrate libraries in general because they’re so wonderful for so many people,” Willams said.
The shirts went on sale during last month’s National Library Week. Sales will continue until the supply runs out.
The price is $10 for youth and adult-sized shirts and $7 for infant shirts.
“That’s a very good price for a T-shirt. We’re not trying to make money. We’re trying to raise awareness,” Williams said.
Sales have been brisk. Of the 300 ordered, only 150 or so remain, she said.
You can see shirts hanging above the circulation desk in the atrium.
They are on clotheslines, as if drying in a breeze. That was the idea of Anne Curran, who works at the help desk.