The Metro Detroit Book and Author Society recently awarded Rochester College the James C. Dance Award for the Arts. Awarded annually to a public or academic library in the metro Detroit area, the $2,000 grant will be used by the Ham Library to purchase books, music software, and a music database in support of the music and theatre programs.
“This award is presented at the annual spring luncheon to a public or academic library. The award is for establishing or improving an arts book collection, or for establishing and/or expanding a program which advances or celebrates any of the arts. The award was established to honor the late James C. Dance, who was one of the founders of the Metro-Detroit Book & Author Society, and who served as its Master of Ceremonies for 19 luncheons. Mr. Dance was the public relations coordinator of the Detroit Public Library.”