60-Foot Summer Reading Quilt by Perry Hall Librarian

Sue Koenig constructed a quilt from 23 years of Baltimore County summer reading T-shirts.

Before there was , another four-legged friend tried to encourage kids to squeeze more into their summers—his name was Rudy the Raccoon.

If you want proof, look no further than the White Marsh branch library at 8133 Sandpiper Circle. Since June 11, a 60-foot by 2.5-foot quilt has lined the inside of the library. It was constructed from 23 past Summer Reading Club T-shirts, as well as the backs of six T-shirts

"It's just a really interesting retrospective," said White Marsh branch manager Dave LaPenotiere. "It's interesting to see it all laid out."

LaPenotiere said the project, which involved several hours of labor, belongs entirely to Sue Koenig.

Koenig donated the quilt to While Marsh while working as the media specialist at . Since retiring last year, she has begun working at the branch.

Check out photos of the quilt in the media gallery and share your memories from past Summer Reading Clubs in the comments.

Gwen E. Pohlman June 16, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Thanks Ms. Koenig for making such a beautiful quilt to promote reading for our youth.
Lynn Stevens June 20, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Sue- What a beautiful creation full of memories and meaning. Well done. P.S. You look great retirement must agree with you! Hope to stop in an see the quilt this summer.Lynn Stevens JVE


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