Peacock Keller Celebrates its Sixth Annual Off The Shelf...A Celebration of Books
Peacock Keller hosted its Sixth Annual Off The Shelf…A Celebration of Books on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, attracting 250 guests to the Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe.
We began this event as a way to help the Washington District Libraries to reach a technology goal of establishing a one-card regional network throughout their District which now includes Washington, Greene and Fayette Counties. Funds raised at Off The Shelf provided the monetary match for a successful $250,000 Washington County Local Share Grant received in 2012. The Grant enabled the remaining 12 Washington County libraries to join the WAGGIN consortium.
This year’s Off The Shelf raised $30,000, totaling over $160,000 raised over the past six years. This will allow the libraries’ consortium to pay for future maintenance and software upgrades to keep the network running smoothly.
This year we invited people to stretch their imagination with a “Travel” theme and we were not disappointed. Attendees featured books on popular vacation destinations, such as Hawaii and Paris; and classic stories, such as The Time Machine and Around the World in 80 Days.
Our award winners were:
Along with the amazing creativity of our participants, guests enjoyed a great dinner, the music of The Dan Baker Group, auction items and an entertaining presentation from Keith Bellows, Editor-In-Chief of National Geographic Traveler.
Peacock Keller would like to thank everyone who participated in and attended Off The Shelf. We hope that you’ll be able to join us again next year for our theme of “Food.” For more information, please call us at 724-222-4520.
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