The Library Stories Series

Perhaps you have seen things on social media and around the Brookline Library asking you to submit a story to our Artist-in-Residence, Liz Nofziger. Have you found the Ruby Carrel and wondered what that was about?

In addition to delving into the recorded history of the Brookline Library, which resides in the stacks, Liz is delving into your unwritten Library Stories to inform her art interventions in the public spaces of the Brookline Library. Do you have a formative library experience or memory that you’d like to share? You can submit your story here or you can visit the Ruby Carrel, located in the Fiction and Periodicals section of the Brookline Village location. The Ruby Carrel is a Library Story collection booth. Inside you can pen your Library Story on the form provided while being drenched in its cranberry light! When you are done, you insert your story into the Library’s architecture. You can! Trust me on this one.

Here on the blog we will be publishing the stories that you submit, with permission, of course. At the bottom of each story, Liz provides hints directing you to the corresponding art intervention within the Library’s public spaces.

Just follow the red dot red-dot at the bottom of each story!

To see all the Library Story posts, use the search bar located at the top right of each website page above the big, red “Submit A Library Story” button to search for the term “Library Stories”. Enjoy!

Bonnie Bastien
Curator of the Brookline Library AIR Program




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