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Library Hero!

Here’s a positive library story about a Children’s Librarian I have had the pleasure to work with and now miss.

If you are from the tri-state area tune into channel 9 at 9pm on Friday to see Miss Arnice who was honored as a Everyday Freedom Heroes at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in November.

Arnice Smith is a College Hill children’s librarian who holds after-school study sessions for at-risk students. “I don’t think of myself as a hero,” says Smith, a mother of two who lives in Cheviot. “Because for me, this is what I’m supposed to be doing.”

The photo that is running with the article, TV special lauds ‘Heroes’, is from a couple years ago when Miss Arnice was one of 27 U.S. public librarians to receive the New York Times’ Librarian Award for community service. So I’ve gotten to work with Miss Heidi the Academy Awards replica dress maker and Miss Arnice a s-hero!

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  • Emmy March 16, 2007, 8:10 am

    Kudos to Ms. Smith! How wonderful she’s helping at-risk kids 🙂 That rocks you’ve had the pleasure of working with her before.

  • Melissa March 21, 2007, 6:39 pm

    I happened upon your blog while trying to find the story on my friend and former library co-worker, Ms. Arnice. It’s great that she is finally getting the respect and recognition that she has long deserved. I do have to say that I cannot see how making doll dresses is anywhere as equal to changing the life of a child. Thanks for getting the word out about my She-ro.

  • udandi March 21, 2007, 7:20 pm

    Thanks for dropping by, Melissa.

    I do have to say that I cannot see how making doll dresses is anywhere as equal to changing the life of a child.

    ???

    Certainly you are entitled to your opinion, but please do not take what I said out of context.

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