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TJ Reads

Posted 03/29/2009 by Jasmine Kabera

Librarian Sudi Stodola helps TJ staff share treasured books with the community.

favbookssmallMost students and teachers remember those giant ALA (American Library Association) posters in the library with READ written in bold on the cover and a smiling celebrity staring back while holding a favorite book. Well, TJ’s Librarian, Sudi Stodola decided to create her own READ Posters using some familiar faces from TJ’s staff.

“The main reason I started the project was because of National Library Lover’s Month. Since I’ve been here three teachers have retired and this is a way to remember those teachers,” said Stodola. “The posters will be of everyone from the principal to the janitor.” National library lovers’ month is a nation-wide celebration of libraries, from school libraries to public and private libraries, which took place during the entire month of February, to recognize the value of our libraries and to make sure the nation’s libraries continue to serve their customers a healthy helping of books.

Stodola went to work right away on taking photos of the staff and some of their favorite books. “The posters will go in the display case down the hall and decorate the library. I hope it will become a permanent part of the library.”

This new project brought in some new faces into the library. “I’ve seen people I’ve never seen before,” said Stodola.

Some of the staff that’s already come in with their favorite books include:

Ms. Adair who brought in Wishful Thinking by Frederick Buechner.
Mr. Almond brought in Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison.
Ms. Atwood brought in Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.
Ms. Aubert brought in 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez.
Ms. Babaian brought in Becoming an Excel Diva by Ani Babaian.
Ms. Black brought in The Count of Monty Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.
Ms. Blake brought in The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.
Mr. Burns brought in Bigger Faster Stronger by Greg Shepard.
Mr. Butera brought in The Art of Happiness by The Dalai Lama.
Mr. Coleman brought in Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle.
Ms. Collins brought in The Proud Breed by Celeste De Blasis.
Ms. D’Andrea brought in The Stand by Stephen King.
Ms. Davis brought in Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden.
Ms. Doyle brought in Roots by Alex Haley.
Ms. Estlund brought in The Teachings of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda.
Mr. Fornstrom brought in The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey.
Ms. Fulerkson brought in Daughter of Earth by Agnes Smedley.
Ms. Gerlits brought in The Midnighters by Scott Westerfeld.
Ms. Grant brought in The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Curtis.
1st Sgt. Gray brought in We Were Soldiers Once and Young by Harold G Moore.
Mr. Hammond brought in Greys Anatomy.
Mr. Hanks brought in 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke.
Ms. Hayhurst brought in Shōgun by James Clavell.
Mr. Heaton brought in Lincoln and Slavery by Albert Enoch Pillsbury.
Ms. Hebert brought in Twilight by Stephanie Meyer.
Ms. Hudson-Raila brought in Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.
Ms. Humphrey brought in One Fish Two Fish by Dr. Seuss.
Ms. Hurd brought in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
Ms. Johnson brought in Imponderables by David Feldman.
Ms. Just brought in Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson.
Mr. Katz brought in The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway.
Mr. Kern brought in his Math Textbooks.
Mr. Kirschling brought in Beautiful Villages of Burgundy.
Mr. Laman brought in Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein.
Mr. Laurita brought in Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton.
Mr. Lessard brought in A Tale of two Cities by Charles Dickens.
Mr. Lynch brought in Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace.
Mr. Mallaney brought in Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut.
Ms. Martinez brought in Tuesdays with Moorie by Mitch Albom.
Ms. Molock brought in Experiencing God by Henry T. Blackaby.
Ms. Moreno brought in Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson.
Mr. Nicolo brought in The Lord of The Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Mr. Palmieri brought in Dune by Frank Herbert.
Ms. Pitrone brought in Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein.
Mr. Poole brought in The Communist Manifesto.
Mr. Repenseck brought in Pelican Brief by John Grisham.
Mr. Rickert brought in To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee.
Mr. Risal brought in The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle
Ms. Salazar brought in Hamada The Potter by Bernard Leach.
Mr. Salazar brought in Fox and Empire by Harry Turtledove
Mr. Santambrogio brought in The First Five by Henry Rollins.
Mr. Showers brought in Marketing Essentials.
Mr. Smith brought in The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum.
Mr. Spampinato brought in Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut.
Ms. Starks brought in Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Ms. Stutzman brought in Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer.
Mr. Thomas brought in The City Game by Pete Axthelm.
Ms. Buffington brought in The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton.
Ms. Vann brought in Your Blues Aint Like Mine by Bebe Moore Campbell.
Mr. Tran brought in the Encyclopedia of World History.
Mr. Vore brought in The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin.
Ms. Wilson brought in The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje.