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Photo: Rogers Sends Books to Owsley County Public Library
Congressman Rogers' Field Rep. Shannon Rickett and Library Director Lesa Marcum

  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 Wednesday, May 22, 2013, Rogers' Field Representative Shannon Rickett delivered more than 100 books to the Owsley County Public Library in downtown Booneville, 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." 

Rickett presented Owlsey County Public Library Director, Lesa Marcum with several boxes of literature.

"We are so thankful that the Congressman took time to think about us here at the Owsley County Library," said Marcum. "These 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 Knott, Lee, Magoffin, McCreary, 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 or follow Rogers on Twitter!/RepHalRogers or on Facebook!/CongressmanHalRogers.