Friends of the Library

Announcing the Winners of Friends of the Library’s 2015 Orr Essay Contest

The judges have decided! We are excited to announce the winners of this year’s Jonathan Orr Essay Contest held by Friends of the Library. Out of 20 entries, these three rose to the top of the list. Congratulations! To view this year’s question and essay requirements, visit

(Click on our winners’ name to read their essay)

First Place: Abigail Storch
Second Place: Madeleine Stokes
Third Place: Nicholas Trombley

We recognized and celebrated our winners on Friday, April 17th at Friends’ Annual Dinner. About 50 students, staff, and community members turned out to hear Templeton Dean Dr. Jonathan Yonan speak on “An Authentic Believer’s Sincere Defense of Paper Books and Stone Libraries”.

It was a lovely event. Check our some photos from it, courtesy of Ted Merriman.

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