Celebration of Learning
Friday, October 30, 2015
Whitehall Branch of Columbus Metropolitan Library
4445 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43213
Our 23rd annual Celebration of Learning was shared with nearly 600 library supporters in a unique venue this year: our new Whitehall Branch. Carl Hiaasen, best-selling author and journalist, entertained us with stories of his native Florida with his signature off-beat humor. Hiaasen shared his observation of Columbus as a caring community that believes in improving the lives of its residents.
The sentiment was reflected in the kind words of DeeDee and Herb Glimcher, this year’s Julian Sinclair Smith Award honorees, and echoed by Cindy and Steve Rasmussen, recipients of the Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation Award.
This year marked our fifth morning session with area middle and high school students. Carl Hiaasen entertained over 500 students – all of which received lunch and a copy of Carl Hiaasen’s Skink No Surrender thanks to very generous donors. We recognize and appreciate committee member Tony Brown for serving as our high school liaison.
A special thanks goes out to our sponsors, society members and those who reserved seats to the event. Your support means that we can continue to help our communities thrive. Thank you.
We look forward to providing innovative spaces that connect people of all ages, inspire reading and share resources. And we’ll be back at a transformed Main Library for our 24th Celebration of Learning next year!