Call Number: UM/READ Korean (22nd floor): PZ50.531 .N64 2010
Soso the Book Cleaner was born from the idea that if a library is a village of books with individual personalities and private lives, there must be someone to mend old and torn books and dust and clean dirty ones.
Soso the book cleaner receives a call and is off to clean books. Soso vacuums old and now useless letters out of books as if sucking up dust. The letters do not respond quietly to this treatment, however. They show Soso their character, and often Soso plays games, such as word chains, with them. The letters show Soso new and interesting things related to their meaning. The letters that Soso erases find new homes, showing how the meaning of letters changes according to their combination.
Call Number: UM/READ Korean (22nd fl): PZ50.55 .Y49 2011
This picture book is part of the “Hakgojae Generation to Generation” series, which deals with rituals and festivities such as birth, hwangap (60th birthday), dol (first birthday), and bookwashing. This book deals with a ritual called “chaekssitgi,” a
small party after finishing a book. Children who were learning elementary materials such as The Thousand Character Classic and Minor Learning would treat their teacher and classmates to rice cakes and food after they finished a book.-- _List 2013
Call Number: UM/Read Korean (22nd fl): PZ50.531 C434 2010
Hansol is the son of Park Ggot-nim, a volunteer at the children’s library. He has always been at the library even since he was a baby. Everyone at the library looks after him, and he is part of all the events. Almost all of his waking hours are spent there, not just on occasional visits. When Hansol turns four the director of the library gives him a badge that says he is the "first child to be raised by the library."--List: books from Korea, vol.11 spring 2011