"A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them."–Lemony Snicket
The library card is a passport to wonders and miracles, glimpses into other lives, religions, experiences, the hopes and dreams and strivings of ALL human beings, and it is this passport that opens our eyes and hearts to the world beyond our front doors, that is one of our best hopes against tyranny, xenophobia, hopelessness, despair, anarchy, and ignorance.–Libba Bray
A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.
So many entries this year! So many excellent entries this year! An adjunct to the Summer Reading Club, the bookmark contest was open to all students of Monrovia schools. The expanded advertising brought in more than double the entrants - thus double the number of winners! Great artists include
Angel Kwinn-Greene (age 3), Ariel Yao (age 4), Emma Jay Young (age 7) Ava Baluyut (age 7), Deanna Pham (age 9), Sophia Thomas (age 10), Rebecca Lauver (age 12) , Heidi Durant (age 16), Crystal Serrano (adult), and Elizabeth Young (adult).
That's 10 (rather than the usual 5) winners' newly printed bookmarks in the Friends Store next week. We'll first get them to the winners, then make then available to the public.
Yes, the winners get to see them first. Not only will they receive 40 bookmarks for friends and family, they are also given $15 in FOMPL Book Bucks to spend in the Friends Store.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Members of the Board and our volunteers are posting ideas, thoughts, events, and a few surprises.