Friends & Neighbors

Courtesy photo/The library directors of Sawyer Free, Manchester Public, TOHP Burnham and Rockport Public Librabies, from left, respectively, Deborah Kelsey, Sara Collins, Deborah French, and Cindy Grove, were at Cape Ann Museum for the new exhibit "Once Upon a Contest," initiating and celebrating picture books of Cape Ann. Behind the them is anartfully-created scale model of Gloucester children’s book author and illustrator Virginia Lee Burton's "Little House." The exhibition, "The Little House: Her Story," featuring Burton’s drawings, book illustrations and prints, runs through March 31. "Once Upon a Contest," highlighting the Cape Ann Reads children's book entries, ends Feb. 24. The model home is part of a special exhibition, "The Little House: Her Story," featuring Burton’s drawings, book illustrations and prints. The exhibition opens Nov. 3 and runs through March 31.