As if the oddsmakers of Centre County didn’t already have enough going on this week.
A professional association called Engaging Local Government Leaders has placed Schlow Centre Region Library in a bracket challenge against 31 other public libraries from across the United States to determine which one will claim the honor of “best library.”
“Libraries are a key part of most communities and are more and more becoming unique,” Kent Wyatt, co-founder of ELGL, said.
Libraries are a key part of most communities and are more and more becoming unique.
Kent Wyatt, co-founder of Engaging Locating Government Leaders
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The list of 32 bracketed contenders was whittled down from a list of almost twice that size compiled from suggestions proffered by the 2,600 ELGL members located across the country.
Whichever library ends up taking home the group’s prestigious Leslie B. Knope Award (named after Amy Poehler’s character on “Parks and Recreation”) will have to survive weekly elimination rounds lasting from now until March 2.
Locals can cast their vote each Monday by visiting http://elgl.org/2018/01/22/best-public-library-nominees-2/.
This week’s series of matchups will pit Schlow against Bennett Civic Center Library, a wily book lender out of Livonia, Mich.