Jan 21 2014
STANFORD, KY -- U.S. Rep. 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 Tuesday, Rogers delivered more than 100 books to the Lincoln County Public Library in downtown Stanford, Kentucky.
“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 Lincoln County Public Library Director, Amanda Gearheart with several boxes of literature.
"We are so thankful that the Congressman took time to think about us here at the Lincoln County Library," said Gearheart. "The books will be a nice addition to our collection for the public to enjoy."
So far, Rogers has collected books for West Liberty Elementary School and Public Libraries in Harlan, Knott, Lee, Magoffin, McCreary, Owsley and Pulaski Counties.
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.