Among the many changes present at the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch, one of the first people see is the girl on the window. Library customers have come to know her face, and now she has a name.
When the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch held its grand reopening on November 14, 2012, Sheila Wiggins, the president of the Friends of the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch Library, announced a "Name the Girl" contest.
The purpose of the contest was to invite library customers ages 7 - 13 to choose a name for the girl on the window of the library. The contest ran for one month, and several entries were submitted. Members of the community were chosen to pick a winning name.
The Pennsylvania Avenue Branch’s most prominent reader is officially named Penny. The young man who chose her name is Mason, a fifth grader who loves to read. He and his family are regular customers at the library. The winning name will be etched into the window next to the image.
During the January meeting of the Friends of the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch Library, Branch Manager Willie Johnson awarded Mason the contest grand prize, a Sony Reader. All contest entrants who submitted names received gifts for their participation.