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 Thursday, December 13, 2012, Rogers' Field Representative Shannon Rickett delivered more than 100 books to the McCreary County Public Library.
“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 touch economic times."
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 http://halrogers.house.gov/ or follow Rogers on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/RepHalRogers or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/#!/CongressmanHalRogers.
Rickett presented McCreary County Public Library Director, Kay Morrow with five boxes of adult literature.
"We are so thankful that the Congressman took time to think about us here at the McCreary County Library," said Morrow. "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, the Magoffin County Public Library and the Lee County Public Library.
Photo Cutline: Shannon Rickett, Field Rep. for Congressman Rogers presents Kay Morrow with books from the Library of Congress