Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Need a 2012 calendar?

If you like hunky librarians and are in need of a 2012 calendar, you may want to direct your attention to Men of the Stacks. (Scratch that ... even if you're not in need of a 2012 calendar, but you like hunky librarians, you should direct your attention that way.)

From the Men of the Stacks website:
We know what people think: Dewey, glasses, shushing, books, hairbuns, Party Girl and card catalogs. Yes, we know what people think. We know that the American library profession is approximately 80% White and 72% female; and we know that tens of thousands of librarians are expected to reach age 65 in the next 5 years. We also know that this is not us.

The calendar isn't just a nice thing to look at. Proceeds from the calendar are being donated to the It Gets Better Project, a project started by syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage "to inspire hope for young people facing harassment. In response to a number of students taking their own lives after being bullied in school, they wanted to create a personal way for supporters everywhere to tell LGBT youth that, yes, it does indeed get better." More than 25,000 videos for the project have been viewed more than 40 million times.

So if you like calendars and books and men who like books and want to help out a good cause, you might want to consider ordering a Men of the Stacks calendar.

-- Cheryl Sadler | CSadler@News-Herald.com | @nhcheryl


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