Commonwealth Journal

March 27, 2013

Rep. Rogers gifts books to Pulaski County Public Library

by Heather Tomlinson
Commonwealth Journal

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.