NLW: Virginia Supreme Court Library

The library added a new event to its list of activities this year -- a Brown Bag Book event which was a community book read that was open to people from the judicial branch. State Law Librarian Gail Warren picked a book that would be fun and appeal to a wide range of employees and be by a Virginia author. She settled on The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living: A Novel by Martin Clark who also happens to be a Patrick County Circuit Court judge.

Participants brought a brown bag lunch and the library provided dessert. The event proved to be so popular that the library is continuing it as a regular book group with a meeting scheduled for June 9th.

Gail also contacted Judge Clark and mailed him copies of his books which he signed and mailed back to her to be used as prizes in some of the library's NLW activities. He also sent additional copies of his book.

Two of the books were used as prizes in a Virtual Scavenger Hunt which was created by Assistant Law Librarian Dee Dee Dockendorf.

Dee Dee Dockendorf and winner of the Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Another activity involved guessing the number of M&Ms in a jar. The person who came close to the number without going over, won the jar of M&Ms and also a $10 Starbucks gift card.

The library also continued its tradition of collecting books for a book drive to benefit a Richmond library. This year the library of the Peter Paul Development Center in Church Hill was the beneficiary of the book drive. The center's website:

Book drive books on display in the Supreme Court Library

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