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Deluged in Great Barrington

We’re deluged but, no, not with snow. The big blizzard skirted the Berkshires. It’s beautifully wintry here, and everyone got to work but Joe, who happened to have gone to New York for the weekend. He called at 11.30 and said it had taken him five hours to get from Long Island to Grand Central Station. What we’re deluged with is amazing submissions for Heart of the Community: The Libraries We Love.

Tomorrow is the closing day–Valentine’s Day–and as our authors know there’s nothing like a deadline! We had 14 submissions today, by regular mail and Express, and Fedex, and UPS. They’re splendid, too, seeming to get better by the week.

The photos here show today’s submissions, and also an especially beautifully presented submission from last week. We’re going to be putting the all of them on display at the Public Library Association conference in Boston next month, and that’s when we will announce the winners, to be included in the book. But every library will have another chance to be featured in the 2007 (and future) calendars, and we have more excited plans for making this on ongoing database of ideas and successes.

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