Original Poem, "A Memoir in Praise of Public Libraries," written for Library Grand Reopening
We are pleased to share with the public an original poem written by our great friend of the library, Bonnie Thurston. "A Memoir in Praise of Public Libraries" was written and read by Bonnie for the Library's Grand Reopening on the 45th Anniversary of the opening of library's 16th Street location, May 19, 2018.
Bonnie Thurston reading her poem, "A Memoir in Praise of Public Libraries," at the Ohio County Public Library Grand Reopening, May 19, 2018.
OCPL Programming Coordinator (April 2017-June 2018) Erin Rothenbuehler receiving the poem A Memoir in Praise of Public Libraries from Bonnie Thurston on behalf of the library.
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