The needs your help: a $5,000 grand prize is on the line, and all it takes is a quick online vote.
The national Read! Build! Play! campaign is sponsored by LEGO DUPLO and the Association for Library Service to Children and designed to promote early literacy.
The Rochester Hills library is in second place in the contest that will award one winning library a $5,000 grant to use toward early literacy projects.
As of Thursday night, RHPL had 12,598 votes; Mount Airy Public Library in North Caroline had 14,302.
Because the contest will run until Oct. 1, and because you can vote once a day, Rochester Patch has added a voting "reminder" to its daily calendar of events.
To cast your vote, visit the contest website at www.readbuildplay.com.