MANSFIELD - Librarians refer to the shelves and areas where books are stored as book stacks, but Mansfield University librarians Amanda Sanko and Nichole Book have given new meaning to the term this holiday season.
They've created Christmas trees packed with knowledge by assembling two trees out of volumes of The National Union Catalog, which are, appropriately, green in North Hall Library.
"We've had a lot of comments about them from faculty and students," Sanko said. Book said they plan on creating the trees every year, perhaps sponsoring a decorating contest and other competitions.
Amanda Sanko, left, and Nichole Book put the finishing touches on the world’s wordiest Christmas tree.
The pair said they got the idea when they began moving the books to create space for other books.
"We talked about it and decided rather than throw them away, we could use them for holiday art," Book said. Sanko added that the tree is packed with books throughout the interior to solidify the exterior, much like a solid pyramid.