Monroe community leaders Mayor Robert Zimmerman and City Councilmember Tony Balk took time to honor Children's Book Festival Bookmark Contest winners in November.
Tony and Robert posed for READ posters with some favorite books.
Tony Balk talked about his earliest library memories--of the marble staircase in the big city library where he spent many childhood hours. Tony remembers grooves worn into the steps from constant use.
Robert Zimmerman recalled not reading much as a child and how as a parent he reads every day to his children, an important family time for him.