If you want to check out some books about dancing—fiction or non-fiction, with animals or people, dancing to fiddle tunes or drums or brass horns or sticks—then dance on over to the Belfast Free Library with your library card in hand.
Earlier this year, Belfast Flying Shoes donated several dance-related books to supplement those in the existing children’s and young adult collection at the Belfast Free Library. Those books are currently available for patrons to borrow.
The board members of Belfast Flying Shoes see this contribution as another way to support their nonprofit mission of bolstering the spirited dance community in midcoast Maine. Erica Rubin-Irish, Youth Services Librarian, adds, “We’re delighted to have these new books, representing such a variety of dance traditions and cultures, in the Belfast Free Library’s collection.”
The book donation is related to “Dancing in Literature: A Partial Bibliography”, which was funded by Belfast Flying Shoes with support from the Maine Arts Commission. This annotated bibliography of fiction and non-fiction books related to all sorts of dance is available for download via the “Dancing Books for Flying Shoes” BFS blog post.