Congratulations Helen and Yeah!!! Wardsboro
From the Bucketville News, November 2018
100 FOR YOU AND 100 FOR ME
BY NANCY DAWSON
After meeting at the puzzle table in the Wardsboro Public Library, I had the pleasure of inter-viewing Helen Eddy of Stratton whose name was drawn as winner of books for herself and Wardsboro Public Library. She is a lovely, soft-spoken lady who speaks with a hint of an English accent. This is her story:
This summer Jill Dean, the Library Director, announced that the Vermont Public Broadcasting System was asking their listeners to vote online for their all-time favorite book which DID NOT appear on the PBS list of 100 books from their “Great American Read” program. The voter was also asked to list their favorite library. A prize of all 100 books listed was being offered to the winner of a drawing with another set of 100 books to the winners’ favorite library.
With this news Helen Eddy cast her one-time vote for her book of choice “A Gentleman from Moscow “ and of course listed the Wardsboro Public Library as her library. Admittedly she remarked, “I never win anything”, and therefore thought no more of it.
Then she received a call from Scott
McMillian at VPBS telling her she won the drawing and that she and the Wardsboro Public Library were the recipient of 100 books each. At that she exclaimed “what a wonderful thing to happen for such a small library”. Scott replied, “You may be small, but you are mighty!” Meaning, so many people from the Wardsboro Public Library fol-lowed the voting instructions, thus increasing the libraries chances at the drawing, and she cast the winning vote throughout Vermont.
Helen is an avid reader and is so pleased with this prize for the library, herself, and most especially her granddaughter who now loves to read. She will have the added gratification of knowing that she can provide her granddaughter with more books of her choice. Thank you, Helen, for your readership and your constant presence and support of the library.
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