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A 2016 Library Calendar Fundraiser for the Beard Scholarship

By Oscar Gittemeier
The new 2016 Libraries Are Such a Drag calendar is now available to kick off the New Year. If you love, and want to support the continued availability of libraries in all areas, consider getting one of these for yourself, your family, or your co-workers. All proceeds from the calendar are donated to the Beard Scholarship for library school students in Georgia.
The Beard Scholarship is made possible by friends and colleagues of the late Charles Edward Beard who served libraries and the library profession for almost 40 years. The scholarship provides financial assistance toward completing a Master’s degree in Library Science for candidates who show strong potential to inspire and motivate their peers in the profession and in professional associations.
Each month of this whimsical calendar has an image of a library patron posing in book drag with their favorite book and sharing why they love the library. The calendar runs from January 2016 to May 2017. The East Atlanta Library gets a shout out in both the month of June 2016 and January 2017.
Calendars are $20 each and can be purchased at Java Monkey, 425 Church Street, Decatur GA, 30030 or online for $25 via PayPal at:
For more information on the calendar, visit and to learn more about the scholarship, visit
Oscar Gittemeier currently works as a youth services librarian in Atlanta. He is a former Beard Scholarship recipient and Florida State University MLIS grad. Victoria Lane is the Graphic Designer on this project.

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