As far as awards go, "The Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity" sounds like something out of, well, a children's book -- it's named with just the right combination of dramatic flair and whimsy.
Photo Courtesy of the American Library Association Scott Bonner (right) with Mo Willems and his brand-new award, which was designed by Willems.
But this is no children's book. And it's certainly not fiction. Instead, this weekend, Ferguson Public Library Director Scott Bonner received a prize titled exactly that, along with $10,000, at the American Library Association's Annual Conference in San Francisco.
The award was presented by Mr. Lemony Snicket himself, aka Daniel Handler, as well as noted children's author Jacqueline Woodson and beloved illustrator Mo Willems.More »