Harford County Public Library employees added creativity to their participation in the Harford County government's Harvest for the Hungry food collection campaign which ran March 1-8, collecting nearly a ton of food for local food banks in the process.
The library system held a contest for its own employees to create the most creative food collection themes and displays.
Overall, Harford County Public Library employees collected 1,810 pounds of food to be donated to the Harford Community Action Agency, which provides food for those in need through its own pantry and through distribution to other local nonprofits.
Library retirees Susan Burdette and Ruby Corum judged the displays set up at all of the library branches around the county and at the administrative office in Belcamp.
Taking first place was the Bel Air Library's Children Department with their "LMNO Peas" display.
The Technical Services Department of the Administrative Office won second place with their theme of the "The Fairy Food Mothers."
The Norrisville Library took third place with a creative display with a "Pantry Picnic" theme.