Library celebrates Essie Harris Day


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Wednesday is Essie Harris Day, and there was a special celebration at the Douglass Branch Library for it. Essie is the branch manager there. She observed her fifty year anniversary working at the library with a reception.

Besides being a champion of bringing services and programming to the community, Essie won the Illinois Library Association’s Hugh C. Atkins Award last year. It’s given to the person who has had a lasting impact on librarianship.

Given her lifelong dedication to the library and her community, the city council voted to designate a portion of 5th Street, between Tremont and Grove which runs alongside the library, as Honorary Essie Harris Way.

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