Holiday Spirit

Riley Freeburg, Editor

The holidays are approaching quickly and you might’ve noticed that RBMS is starting to get in season. Ms. Brooks, our librarian, is mainly in charge of that department. For example, the library’s front windows are packed with beautiful Hispanic Heritage decor to celebrate this month. Since she is in charge I thought an interview would be quite interesting from an inside view.
The front of the library is not only decorated for Hispanic Heritage month but they even advertise their books on the topic so people can easily find them if that’s what they’re looking for. This is a great idea, especially if you are someone who likes to read based on occasions. “We change the windows after every season so after Hispanic Heritage it will either be fall or Halloween.” Ms. Brooks said. Just if you were wondering what’s to happen next.
The library has so many decorations it’s insane, so I decided to ask which one might be her favorite. “My favorite season is Fall because it is still warm but starts to cool down and because of all the holidays.” Ms. Brooks said. This might be the reason why all their Fall decor looks so good! Speaking of fall decor, the library student aids also help out quite a bit and make book pumpkins. These creative things are old or beat up books cut out to make the shape of a pumpkin and spray painted orange. They are quite adorable and would be a great addition to anyone’s festivities.
The last thing I would like to speak on about the decor is about how inclusive they are. What I mean by this is they don’t generally do Christmas decorations but tend to say, ‘Happy Holidays’ instead since not everyone celebrates Christmas. The same goes with Easter and they replace it with Spring decor. I think this is a great idea and might make students not feel so left out if they don’t believe in God or just don’t celebrate Christmas.
I hope this article made you interested in our holiday spirit because I’m sure the library would be more than delighted if more people appreciated all their hard work they put into the holidays and went to check it out. That’s all for now though and don’t forget, Happy Holidays!