“Bookface Friday” has now become a labor of love for Sigler and others who work at the library like Alyssa Devall. She models in some of the Instagram and Facebook posts.
“I’ve worked in this library off and on since I was a teenager so this place is very special to me,” Devall said. “It was my first job.”
Every week, the librarians spend anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour perfecting an extension of the cover art of popular books. Their hope is to reach a younger generation of readers in a more familiar, digital space.
Now, Sigler says patrons ask about the photos and the books. People from all over the world are liking and sharing them on social media. Even New York Times bestselling author, Dean Koontz liked one of the pictures of his books on the library’s Instagram page.
“I was just over the moon about that,” Sigler said.