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Editor’s Note: The following information and images have been received from Andrea Corvin, Assistant Librarian of the Edgewood Library
The Edgewood Community Library is a proud recipient of a $500 donation from the advertising group, VIA, for participating in the VIA Library Chair Contest!
In celebration of its relocation into the historic Baxter Library building in Maine, VIA asked libraries across the nation to submit their own chairs in a contest to furnish VIA’s new headquarters. Initially, VIA was to choose multiple winners from among the many submissions and incorporate the winning chairs in their new building design. But, according to the VIA Library Chair Contest contact, they have changed their design plans and will no longer use the chairs to decorate the space. In spite of VIA’s change of heart, they will honor their original commitment by donating $500 to ALL the public libraries that submitted a chair!
We are super-dee-duper excited to receive this donation because we plan to use the $500 to develop a graphic novel section for our teenage patrons. With a limited acquisitions budget, this extremely popular genre has been on the back burner for quite some time in achieving our youth collection development goals. Hopefully this donation will attract more young adults to our little library!
I’ve attached VIA’s contest announcement, our contest submission, and before/after pictures of the chair. Below is a link to VIA’s webpage.
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM VIA: