Detailed Program for Jo Osborne's Memorial Service


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Detailed Program for Jo Osborne's Memorial Service is text, with genre program. Its dimensions are 11 in. x 8.5 in.. It is 6 pages long.

It was created on Sunday, April 30, 1995.

Worthington Libraries is the Creator. Rachel Alexander is the Contributor.

This program shares details of the presentations given during the memorial service for librarian Jo Osborne at the Old Worthington Library on April 30, 1995. The program featured library staff and Jo's family members sharing poems, book excerpts, musical performances, and memories of her. The program closed with the announcement of the Jo Osborne Award for Humor in Children's Literature, as well as the presentation of Jo's living will, a memorial tree, and book of memories.

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 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 Jo Osborne Award for Humor in Children's Literature, memorials and librarians and library workers.

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

It features the organization Old Worthington Library.

It covers the city Worthington. It covers the area Old Worthington.

The original is in a private collection.

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The Worthington Memory identification code is wcd0577_001.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on April 13, 2023.