The Eastern Wyoming College Library Staff wins 2006 Literacy Award
May 4, 2006
TORRINGTON, WY - The EWC Library Staff were recently awarded the 2006 Literacy Award at the Goshen County Young Author's Tea held in the Torrington High School Auditorium on May 1st. The auditorium was filled with students from Kindergarten through the 8th grade who all received recognition and awards for their fiction, poetry, and non-fiction writings.
The EWC Library is staffed by Marilyn Miller, Becky Lorenz, and Karen Lane. All are avid readers, book lovers and seekers of knowledge. Throughout the year, they host many activities for college students and community patrons to promote library usage. They do this to make the community aware that the EWC Library is available to them, as well as sharing their enthusiasm to promote reading, learning and the love of books. Through various avenues, from the ridiculous to the sublime, they showed that reading and learning can be fun and a life-long process.
Some programs that the Library staff have organized were: "Spend an Evening with an Author," the series included: Spend an Evening in Shakespeare's Time; Spend an Evening with Beatrix Potter; Spend an Evening with Jane Austen; Spend a Winter's Evening in the Scottish Highlands with Robert Louis Stevenson, Robbie Burns and Sir Walter Scott; Spend an Evening with Rudyard Kipling; Spend an Evening at a Dickens' Christmas; Spend an Enchanted Evening with the Tellers of Folk and Fairy Tales; and their own Spend an Evening at the Purple Onion which was an open mic night for anyone to read their own works or someone else's or give a musical performance. There were also two Harry Potter parties. All of these events were fun and well attended.
The Library staff each received an individual Literacy Award certificate. They also each received potted geraniums and a group certificate for displaying in the EWC Library. The Goshen County Library has a plaque of all current and past Literacy winners.
EWC Library staff commented, "We want to thank the Goshen County Reading Council for naming us this year's Literacy Award winner. It meant so much to be recognized as a team as well as individually. To be commended by our peers for our hard work and to have received this award has given us the encouragement to continue our "Spend an Evening With..." series of programs. We appreciate the acknowledgement of our commitment to literacy and our promotion of reading and the love of learning. Thank you so much."