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Entrepreneurial Ladies & the Library

The American Library Association has teamed up with Woman’s Day Magazine to present stories about women and the library. The recent issues showcases how the library changed four women’s lives. At the end of the article there is a call for submissions from women who have used the library to start a business.

Have you started your own business?
If you’ve used the inspiration and extensive resources at the library to help you start and run a successful business, tell us how in an essay of 700 words or less. Up to four women will be featured in an upcoming issue of Woman’s Day. Go to womansday.com/ala between February 13 and May 10 for official rules and how to enter.

Just last week I learned that Ernest Gallo used a recipe from the library to launch his winemaking business.

Ernest Gallo, who parlayed $5,900 and a wine recipe from a public library into the world’s largest winemaking empire, has died at his home in Modesto at the age of 97.

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