Friday, October 20, 2006

Prizes prizes prizes

Congratulations to all the winners of Evergreen Award prizes. Wednesday, October 18th was the wrap-up party. The 16 people who attended enjoyed food, and great conversation about likes and dislikes on the Evergreen list this year. Thanks to all of our generous sponsors, just about everyone walked out with a door prize.

The Grand Prize Winners were three very lucky people:

Grand Prize #1 went to Kathleen Tough of Keswick. Kathleen won a $25 gift certificate to the Simcoe Arms, a pedicure from Confidente Spa, a $25 gift certifiate to Kat's Gallery, stained glass bookends from RoseCraft Studio, and a quarterly family swimming pass from the Georgina Leisure Pool.

Grand Prize #2 went to Wendy Hardman of Pefferlaw. Wendy won a CD Player from Canadian Tire, a set of earthenware dishes from Sutton Home Hardware, a gourmet cookbook from The Briars, and a quarterly family swimming pass from the Georgina Leisure Pool.

Grand Prize # 3 went to Audrey Whitcombe of Sutton. Audrey won dinner for two at the Penninsula Resort, 2 tickets to The Nutcracker at the Stephen Leacock Theatre, a set of art glass dishes from Village Traditions, a courmet coffee mug set from Apples of Gold, and a quarterly family swimming pass from the Georgina Leisure Pool.

Congratulations to all our Winners! Thank You to all our Sponsors!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Telling Our Stories Contest Now Open!

TVO and the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries have created a writing contest with big prize money. Share your story of how the public library has made a difference in your life. $5,000 to be won!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Tell YOUR Story ~ $5,000 to be Won!

Share Your Story for a Chance to Win!

How has the public library made a difference to you or your family? Everybody has a story: tell us yours!

Telling Our Stories-The magic of Public Libraries is a personal story-writing contest that celebrates the impact of Ontario public libraries on its citizens and their communities.
What types of stories are we looking for? We want stories that tell about how a public library has inspired, informed and transformed you!
Was it something you read, something you saw, something you heard?
Did a librarian help in an extraordinary way?
Did you learn a new skill or how to think differently?
Do you or your family members have a wonderful memory to share?
Over $5000 will be awarded in cash prizes, and the contest runs from October 16-November 30, 2006.
For rules, entry forms, and online submissions, visit the Telling Our Stories website:
Tell YOUR Story!

Friday, October 06, 2006

The Year of the Diary

Has anyone else noticed that a healthy chunk of the Evergreen books are diaries, memoirs, or diary-format fiction? The far-flung reaches of wilderness Canada, the beautiful island of Corfu, a fascinating trek through the frozen hinterland, and a heart-warming life of two girls joined at the head all make for interesting reading.

Does the diary/memoir format make a book more appealing to you? Is it like peering inside someone's kitchen window, or is it as ho-hum as reality television?