Digitized newspaper contest–Please Vote

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L’Anse High School students, l-r, Zaza Edwards, Brooklynn Gleason and Gracie LaFernier are adding finishing touches to postcards soon to be on their way to Mt. Pleasant. The L’Anse library is in the running with four others in the Lower Peninsula to have their community’s historic newspapers digitized through a Michigan Digital Newspaper Grant contest. The community that sends the most post card or on-line votes will win and have their historic newspapers digitized at no cost. The L’Anse library’s collection of L’Anse Sentinels dates back to 1890.


The 2016 Michigan Digital Newspaper Grant Contest winner is decided by a voting process. The community collecting the most votes for its library will be declared the winner. The voting process can be done two ways: on-line and by mail. On-line voting will take place on Twitter. The tweet is #DigLAnse. You can Tweet as many times as you want, but if votes are done using an automated program they will be disqualified. Voting began on Tuesday, Jan. 19, and ends at midnight on Jan. 26. Voting by mail is done by postcards. Each postcard is worth 10 on-line votes. Postcards must feature a Michigan image, and in the message area putting #DigLAnse will place your vote. You can mail as many postcards as you like, but each postcard must be individually mailed. Postcards sent in bulk will be disqualified, with the exception of unique handmade postcards made as a class or library project. Postcards must arrive at the Clarke Historical Library by Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 5 pm. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.