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Read A Book . . . Ignite Your Passion! June 5, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Books & Movies.

Manatee County Library System is searching for a new Library Logo and Motto.  The contest winners will each receive a Kindle Fire.

I’ve been playing around with ideas:

* Got Books?

* What’s in your Kindle?

* You deserve a book today . . .

* Read. Relax. Repeat.

* Read A Book . . . Ignite Your Passion! 


Read A book . . . Ignite Your Passion!

Perfect, right?

Aah . . . that’s better! 


1. Carl D'Agostino - June 5, 2012

You would be astonished at how many teens have never read a book cover to cover. For my 11th graders it was less than 20 %.

nrhatch - June 5, 2012

That’s amazing . . . and dismaying. I’ve had a voracious appetite for books my whole life. In the 4th grade, I was reading on an 8th grade level, consuming 5-7 books a week.

Reading is FUNdamental.

2. Perfecting Motherhood - June 5, 2012

I always like the idea of comparing books to going on a journey, traveling to faraway places. Anna Quindlen said it so well in How Reading Changed My Life: “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” ~

nrhatch - June 5, 2012

Books allow us to travel the world . . . without going through TSA checkpoints.

We can time travel, exploring different times and places. We can become voyeurs, peeking into private drawing rooms and parlors to see how others live. We can learn new skills and perfect our hobbies. We can IGNITE our passions.

3. kateshrewsday - June 5, 2012

Oooh, hope your slogan grows wings and flies, Nancy 🙂

nrhatch - June 5, 2012

Thanks, Kate. I just submitted my entry . . . Yay!

Now, I’ll be content no matter which way the dust on the book jacket settles. 😀

4. Crowing Crone Joss - June 5, 2012

yeah, go for it!

nrhatch - June 5, 2012

I did! May the best Library Logo win!

Crowing Crone Joss - June 5, 2012

yes indeed.

nrhatch - June 5, 2012

I’m now thinking I should have come up with a logo to go with the motto. Oh, well . . .

5. Maggie - June 5, 2012

I like it. 🙂

nrhatch - June 5, 2012

Thanks, Maggie. My favorite is probably “Got Books?” . . . but it’s such a blatant rip-off from the Dairy Industry that I hesitated to submit it. 😛

6. Booksphotographsandartwork - June 5, 2012

Those are all good. My grandson doesn’t like to read inspite of being great at it for his age. I encourage him every chance I get. I do not understand how some people don’t enjoy reading. Reading is everything!!! Reading is to the mind what blood is to the body.

nrhatch - June 5, 2012

I agree, Linda. Life without books would be dark and dreary, indeed. What better way to spend a rainy day.

7. cuhome - June 5, 2012

I like your “Read a book–ignite your passion” phrase — then, if you could get your cartoonist to show “thought bubbles” coming from the guy in the hammock, showing he’s dreaming, it would be perfect!

nrhatch - June 5, 2012

I love that he drew a stack of books next to the hammock. Go Gamecocks!

8. jannatwrites - June 6, 2012

I like the last one best, too. Good luck!

I think reading is so important. During the summer, I’ve got the kids doing a little bit of school stuff so they don’t get rusty. My older son is reading 80 minutes a week on his own, and my younger son alternates reading and writing activities. My older son went through a phase where he didn’t like reading, but then he found some authors he really enjoyed. I’m so glad that happened before he gave up on it completely.

nrhatch - June 6, 2012

I’m glad that your sons found some authors to enjoy. Reading opens our eyes to new experiences, it broadens our horizons, and it allows us to glimpse the past and future.

Plus . . . being proficient at reading and writing helps with every other class we take through college.

9. Three Well Beings - June 6, 2012

I hope the award winning cartoonist will answer your calls, but just in case he’s busy, go for it anyway! I like the slogan very much! And a Kindle Fire would be a great reward, don’t you think? Debra

nrhatch - June 6, 2012

I submitted the slogan sans cartoon. The library probably wants a recognizeable logo ~ like the golden arches or Nike. A book as a doorway or portal would be cool. Or a book with wings.

10. Booksphotographsandartwork - June 6, 2012

A book with wings! That is great. Because books can take us places.

nrhatch - June 6, 2012

Books are the cheapest way to travel . . . or just “escape” for a few hours. And we don’t even have to drag our suitcases through TSA checkpoints.

Sandra Bell Kirchman - June 6, 2012

How about a book with wings, with people lining up to board it? 😀

I liked all your slogans, but the last one the best, the one you submitted.

Books were my best briends when I was younger. I was a brain, lonely, shy, and I found refuge in reading. Certainly, they ignited my passion for writing, since in many times during my life, writing has been a solace and a comfort.

Poor people who don’t read. What a lot they are missing.

nrhatch - June 6, 2012

Oh, I like that . . . a big old book jet-liner, whisking away from hither to yon.

I wonder if people who don’t enjoy reading feel like “we” are the ones who are missing out on “life” . . . with our noses pressed to the page?

11. bluebee - June 7, 2012

I couldn’t imagine a world without them

nrhatch - June 7, 2012

We’d be back to drawing pictures on cave walls or sitting around campfires to convey our stories ~ far easier to carry around a book, tablet, nook, or kindle.

12. 2e0mca - June 7, 2012

My son is probably a typical 10yo – he struggles to enjoy some books that I enjoyed at his age but suddenly he’ll find a set of titles that he likes and off he goes

The Eagle of The Ninth v Stormbreaker… No contest. But at least he’s reading 🙂

As he wasn’t reading it, I went back and re-read The Eagle and it’s still a great story for adults and children alike!

nrhatch - June 7, 2012

That’s great that he’s reading . . . even if he’s not ready to read The Eagle. Glad you had a chance to renew your acquaintance. A few months ago, I went into the children’s area of the library and checked out some old favorites (including Pippi Longstocking) ~ quite FUN.

13. eof737 - June 14, 2012

Go for it … You will only find out if you do.

nrhatch - June 22, 2012

I did! 😀

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