A New Jersey librarian’s (LISNews’ VERY OWN ANDY W!!!) lighthearted Facebook petition for a Ben & Jerry’s library-themed ice cream flavor might just come to fruition — or should that be chocolate-swirl-ition? Launched in early June, the petition has picked up momentum as summer temperatures have risen — there are currently more than 4,800 members in the group, and folks from as far away as Canada and England have volunteered flavor ideas. If you haven’t joined the facebook group yet…DO IT NOW!
Suggestions included Gooey Decimal System (dark chocolate alphabet letters with caramel swirls in hazelnut ice cream), Rocky Read (vanilla with chocolate-covered nuts, chocolate chunks and raisins) and Sh-sh-sh-Sherbet! (either lime or chocolate/vanilla).
But, like an autodidact left free to roam the stacks, later ideas have strayed from the original to embrace anything bookish, related to authors or reading or titles.
More from the LA Times Blog.
[Kudos to Andy! He’s most likely a dynamite librarian, but he’s also got the right stuff for marketing. Libraries need that, now more than ever.]