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FRIENDS OF THE CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC LIBRARY RECEIVE NATIONAL HONORABLE MENTION - CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS

The Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library have received an honorable mention from the American Library Association, according to a news release. United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, hosted theBaker & Taylor Awards, which recognized the group for its efforts to support the library. Friends opened the SkyLib Honor Bookstore at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, raising funds, providing a quiet space for reading and increasing awareness of the library. "The Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library are pleased to receive an honorable mention from the American Library Association for the Sky Lib project at The Chattanooga Airport," the group said in a release. The Williamsburg (Va.) Regional Library Foundation and the Friends of Smyrna (Tenn.) Library were also recognized as the two winners and have been awarded $1,000and a clock from Baker & Taylor to honor theirachievements. The Williamsburg Regional Library Foundation raised more than $750,000 through a capital campaign to help with construction costs for its new Stryker Center. By doing so the library gained critical space that more than doubled its community meeting space, added a museum-quality exhibit area, and created new administrative offices. The Friends of Smyrna Library developed a "Spruce Up Smyrna ...

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