May 16, 2022

Video Report: Denver Public Library Offers Personalized Reading Lists Based on Tattoos

From KUSA (Denver):

The Denver Public Library wants people to show a little skin; specifically, whatever part of you is home to a tattoo. They’ll recommend a book they think will speak to you based on the art you choose to wear every day.

All day Monday, tattoo photos were posted on the library’s Facebook page. Librarians would then comment on the posts, with their thoughtful recommendations.

“It’s really to connect readers with books in a persona way and recreate the feeling they have from books, and movies, and music that they’ve loved in the past,” said Hana Zittel, one of the librarians who responded to the hundreds of comments users left on the library’s page.

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Denver Public Library Tattoo/Book Recommendations (via Facebook)

Denver Public Library Personalized Reading List Request Form

KUSA Video

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