Richards interviewed Kelly Creagh, author of Nevermore, a young-adult novel based on Poe's works. "I think the main reason Poe remians popular today -- is his capacity to make us think," Creagh said.
"His stories frighten us so much because they compel us to look very closely at our inner most fears and desires, begging us to ask ourselves if they aren't perhaps one and the same."
In the display, students had the opportunity to touch the "Tell Tale Heart," see "The Cask of Amontillado," and read quotes from "The Raven."
"The students were initially drawn to the many interactive elements of the display itself, and their attention was then captured by the many books featured as well," said Northcutt. "Several areas of the library were decorated that supported the overall theme of the display and the holiday season."
A different display is available to students each month, as are student-led activities and collaborative participation from other school departments.
With the appeal of cooking networks and cook-offs, this month's display will delight foodies. "We have an interesting display planned for the Thanksgiving season based on food that will include novels with cooking, cookbooks, and books on the history of food," Northcutt said.