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Photo: Rogers' Field Rep. Pat Wooton delivers books to Knott County Public Library
(Left to Right: 
Tammie Owens, Librarian; Martha Baldridge, Library Board Member; Pat Wooton, Rogers' Field Representative; Gail Young, Library Board Chairperson)

  Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) has been collecting surplus books from the Library of Congress to help stock and replace books in small public libraries across southern and eastern Kentucky. On Friday, March 15, 2013, Rogers' Field Representative Pat Wooton delivered more than 100 books to the Knott County Public Library, located on the first floor of the Opportunity Center in Hindman, Kentucky.

“The Library of Congress often 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." 

Wooton presented Knott County Public Library Director, Tammie Owens with several boxes of literature.

"We are so thankful that the Congressman took time to think about us here at the Knott County Library," said Owens. "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, Lee County Public Library, Magoffin County Public Library and the McCreary County Public Library.                                       

Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visit or follow Rogers on Twitter!/RepHalRogers or on Facebook!/CongressmanHalRogers.