Photograph of Librarian Jo Osborne in a Witch's Hat


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Photograph of Librarian Jo Osborne in a Witch's Hat is a picture, with genre photograph and portraits. Its dimensions are 5 in. x 3.5 in..

It was created around 1979-1981.

Rachel Alexander is the Contributor.

This black-and-white photograph shows Worthington Public Library children's librarian Jo Osborne, wearing a witch's hat, spider earrings, and making a dramatic, wide-eyed expression. The photo, circa 1979 through 1981, was most likely taken around Halloween, with Osborne dressed up to present a Halloween storytime.

Jo Osborne was a children's librarian at Worthington Libraries from 1979 until her death at age 59 in 1995. The Jo Osborne Award for Humor in Children's Literature was established in 1996 to honor her commitment to bringing children, books and humor together. The award recognizes the art of humor in either a single children's book or in the body of work of a children's literature author. As described in the brochure for the award, Jo "sought out the silly, the funny, the poignant, the witty for storytelling and puppet shows to impart a love of books to all the children who were lucky enough to cross her path" during her years as a librarian

It covers the topics Halloween and librarians and library workers.

It features the person Emelia (Jo) Osborne (née Smith), 1935-1995.

It covers the city Worthington.

The original is in a private collection.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Memory identification code is wcd0571.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on April 12, 2023.