Craig County Public Library

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Staff and Volunteer Celebration

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This year’s Library Annual Meeting on May 10th at 6:00 is going to be an outdoor party, at the library back porch. We are giving our hard working staff and volunteers a big thanks for all they do to keep our Craig County Library thriving.  Letha Persinger, the Library Director, works with her staff, Alex White and Jessica Hunt, to provide for the changing needs of our patrons.  As part-time staff, volunteers are critical for the ongoing operations. Aside from the members of the board, there are nine devoted volunteers who help fill in needed gaps. The nine are Linda Calderon, Marge Lewter, Martha Dillard, Kathi Toelke, Lee Greiser, Martha Adams, Anita Martindale, Tom Spence and Gavin Shires. Their time is committed to financial record keeping, mowing the lawn, keeping the county informed, manning the front desk, book donation management, thanking our donors, and raising funds through Barn Quilts for Books.  Each one’s hours of commitment to the library adds up to keeping us moving forward to better serving our community.

The small library, sitting quietly on the corner of Salem and Main, may not appear to be a hot bed of activity.  The trickle of people in and out is not remarkable. Neither are the one or two cars in the lot tapping the wifi at all hours. We don’t see the patrons take home the telescope or wifi hotspots in addition to books and movies. But the records show that there are 2,016 cardholding citizens in Craig County. That is 39% of our county. They obviously value that small library on the corner and continue coming back. They like all of us, have this small staff and handful of volunteers to thank for keeping the doors open at the corner of Salem and Main.

If you are a member of the Friends of the Library, come join the party! There will be refreshments and laughs guaranteed. If rain moves in, catch us on zoom – check back here or on our Facebook page.

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