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Princeton Public Lirbary planning A Celebration of Stuff Animals

Jan. 16—By GREG JORDAN

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — An upcoming exhibition at the Princeton Public Library will give the public an opportunity to share memories of the teddy bears and other stuffed friends of their childhood.

The Princeton Public Library will be hosting "A Celebration of Stuffed Animals" exhibit which features photos submitted by the public of their own stuffed animals.

The exhibition aims to explore the significant role stuffed animals have played in many lives, library officials said.

Seldom celebrated in portraits, these small companions influence the development of many people regardless of their backgrounds, according to a library press release.

People who want to share their stuffed animal memories can submit photos anonymously and view the digital exhibition by visiting www.stuffedanimalcelebration.com.

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 1.

"I am so happy to collaborate with the library to bring this exhibit to Princeton," said exhibit curator and local artist H. Scott Pitt. "It allows participants and the public to focus on the often overlooked and always cherished objects which we rarely, if ever, talk about."

The Princeton Public Library will host the exhibit from Feb. 5 to Feb. 29.

The public is invited to an opening reception that is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 8 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information about the "Celebration of Stuffed Animals" exhibit and other events, area residents can visit the Princeton Public Library's website or call the library.

— Contact Greg Jordan at gjordan@bdtonline.com

Contact Greg Jordan at gjordan@bdtonline.com