When the pandemic hit, we wanted to let our community know that their library is still physically here. These windows serve as a reminder that, even though we have moved many of our services and programming online, the library will continue with many offerings inside of our building when we are safe and ready.
We wanted our community to be reminded that although online programs are great, there are many things about our library that cannot go online. As a small library, we rely on our community coming through the doors. Ultimately, these “I Spy” windows signal to our community that we will be back together, in person, soon. They also looked great during National Library Week.
As a rural town, our library is located on Princeton’s busiest street with many passersby. Since setting up the window, I have seen people of all ages stroll by throughout the day to take a look (while maintaining a healthy distance!).
This idea is based on the classic “I Spy” book series by Jean Marzollo.
A Wisconsin public library created “I Spy” windows to keep their small community interacting with the physical library as they social distanced.