Jeremy D. Wells
Carter County Times
Carter County is currently awash in good news for readers and library patrons. On the front page, in this edition, we detail the effort extended by Donna Stamper to bring not one, but two Little Free Library boxes to Olive Hill. While the first of these is located behind the elementary school, and is expected to serve children, the second one – which hasn’t been placed yet – will be located in the city park. While it will surely contain a good selection of children’s books as well (no one can argue that encouraging our kids to read is a bad thing) it will also be one where adults can leave novels and other books for older readers to share.
The Carter County Public Library has also announced the appointment of a new interim director, Matt Parsons. Parsons is excited to re-open the Grayson and Olive Hill branches and has a number of exciting ideas about how to improve access to and usability of the library. There’s a lot of great energy right now, but that’s noting new to Carter County. As the small piece for today’s Uncle Jack shows, Carter County people have never been afraid to take the bull by the horns when it comes to organizing ways to share books. Stamper and Parsons are just following a tradition that’s already been set for us.
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