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Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) has been collecting surplus books from the Library of Congress to help stock and replace books in schools and small public libraries across southern and eastern Kentucky. Rogers' Field Representative Adam Rice recently delivered approximately 100 books to the Rocky J. Adkins Public Library in Elliott County.

“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. "This is a simple way to help our schools and public libraries stock their shelves and replace older books during tough economic times." 

Rice presented the books to Jasmyne Combs, who serves as Director of the library.

"We have a very small annual budget and rely heavily on donations to stay operational," said Combs. "We are very thankful for this donation and the support of Congressman Rogers." 

So far, Rogers has collected books for eleven small public libraries and schools in southern and eastern Kentucky. 

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 or on Facebook.              


Rogers' Field Rep. Adam Rice presents surplus books from the Library of Congress
to Rocky J. Adkins Elliott County Public Library Director Jasmyne Combs