Commonwealth Journal

Local News

March 27, 2013

Rep. Rogers gifts books to Pulaski County Public Library

Somerset —  

A local lawmaker hand-delivered a number of books to Pulaski County Public Library and gave middle-schoolers a short lesson on the importance of reading. 
Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) donated more than 100 surplus books from the Library of Congress to be used at the library. 
Rogers had been collecting the books to help stock and replace books in small public libraries across southern and eastern Kentucky
Rogers also spoke to 30 Meece Middle School students, encouraging them to continue reading and researching for their future.
“Since the Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, it receives duplicate copies of books that can be donated to other libraries in need," said Rogers. "So, this is a simple way to help our public libraries stock their shelves and replace older books during tough economic times." 
Rogers presented Library Director Charlotte Keeney with several boxes of literature.
"We are so thankful that the Congressman took time to think about us here at the Pulaski County Library," said Keeney. "These books will be a nice addition to our collection for the public to enjoy." 
So far, Rogers has also collected books for West Liberty Elementary School, Knott County Public Library, Lee County Public Library, Magoffin County Public Library and the McCreary County Public Library.   

1
Text Only
Local News
News Live
AP Video
Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead at 87 Beau Biden Plans 2016 Run for Del. Governor Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Horseless Carriage Introduced at NY Auto Show Obama Hopeful on Ukraine, Will Watch Russians Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Raw: Pope Francis Performs Pre-easter Ritual Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing
Facebook
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks