On Friday, April 8, Friends of the Library held their Annual Dinner. This year’s theme focused on Children’s literature. At the dinner, the Jonathan Orr Essay Contest winners were recognized and read their essays, which we’ve included here for your enjoyment. (Note: Rebecca Lundberg was unable to attend the dinner since she is studying aboard at Oxford.)
Thank you to all that entered this year’s contest. We had a record number of entries. The judges had their work cut out for themselves!
Below are a few photos from the night. We recognized retiring board members John Crosby and Joy Dlugosz. Enjoyed a game of Jeopardy, with Children’s literature as the topic, and learn about early American Children’s lit. from the Rosenbach’s Associate Curator, Kathy Haas.
If you weren’t able to attend this year, we hope you’ll come next year!