Saturday, April 23, 2005

Idea: Essay Contest

Mr. Michael Baldwin, Director of Benbrook Library District, shared this in the PUBLIB listserv. Their libraries are sponsoring an essay contest titled "My Idea To Improve American Democracy." The submissions could be essays (or poems, plays, short stories, cartoons, etc.) of 1,000 words or less on the topic of improving American democracy.

Great idea. Might want to adapt it like so: An essay contest titled "My Idea to promote Harmony/ Tolerance/Dialogue". Participants could write about one theme, or two or three combined.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Idea: A day of healing by Delray Beach Public Library

This webpage from Delray Beach Public Library caught our eye. Though the event was organised in 2004, it's something that libraries could consider doing this year. They promoted, literally, a "Day of Healing" on Sept 11 by organising a Yoga workshop.