Monday, April 2, 2012

Why I Love the Homewood Public Library… Feb. 2012

To see a slideshow of some of the entries, click the Play button (arrow) above. Then click the four-headed arrow on the bottom right corner of the slideshow to view it FULL SCREEN. When finished, press Esc to close the window.

During the month of February, Homewood Public Library held a contest called “Why I Love the Homewood Public Library…” Patrons were asked to share their favorite library story for a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card donated by the Friends of the Homewood Public Library. The library received over 200 entries. The Director read every entry and picked her top nine stories and a committee voted to select the winner.

The first and second place entries were only separated by one vote, so the Friends of the Homewood Library provided another $25 for a second place prize. The $50 prize for First Place went to Abbie D. The Second Place prize went to Lee Ann S. Library Director, Deborah Fout said, “The stories are wonderful and really validate the work we do at Homewood Library. The staff and I know how libraries can change lives, but to hear it expressed so beautifully by our patrons really touches us.”

We have included just a sampling of the stories here for you to read.

More of the stories will be highlighted in our gallery during National Library Week, April 8-14.

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