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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 small public libraries across southern and eastern Kentucky. On Friday, December 21, 2012, Rogers' Field Representative Grayson Smith delivered more than 100 books to the Magoffin 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 tough economic times." 

 Smith presented Magoffin County Public Library Director, Melanie Cain with five boxes of adult literature.

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