Off the shelf: Madison College library report

Virginia Bryan, Librarian

Our National Library Week Photo Contest attracted some excellent entries and the task of selecting a winner was a tough one – so tough in fact that we decided to add a runner-up prize.

Entrants submitted a photograph and accompanying artist’s statement interpreting the theme “Madison College Libraries Matter.” The contest winner won a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre solo on-ear headphones.  The runner-up received a pair of Dr. Dre urBeats earbuds.

The grand prize-winning entry was submitted by Josh DeVries.

“Madison College libraries have always been a place of comfort and relaxation for me,” Josh said. “Regardless of rain, snow or hail, I can always expect to take refuge in the library. Its wealth of information and sense of quiet commerce make it a place for me to be both studious and social. I appreciate all of the Madison College libraries and their staff for their service, loyalty and willingness to help me succeed.”

The runner-up prize went to Hannah Craig for this book spine poem.

“Libraries are consciously and unconsciously part of all of us,” said Hannah in her statement. “They are deeply ingrained in our culture and are relevant in almost every branch of our lives, without much credit. This poem from found library books encompasses the diversity of meaning and knowledge, which can be found in libraries, and in life.”

Congratulations Josh and Hannah, and thanks to all who submitted photographs.