Wednesday, December 6, 2017

'Tis Better to Give than to Receive

Jewel Blackwell, Brooke Atchley, Jamie Rexrode
Library staff recently stopped by the Elk Garden School Community Ministry to make a donation to the food pantry. Staff selected Elk Garden because it serves Honaker and Lebanon communities; the libraries in those communities had donated the food during October.

October marks the establishment of the Russell County Public Library. The Honaker Community Library was also opened in October. This year we decided to mark our October founding and branch openings by celebrating Customer Appreciation Month. During the month customers, or patrons as we usually call them, could pay any fines with food. We wanted to encourage patrons to return to the library and not let fines get in their way! This way we could all give back to the community.

Pictured is Jewel Blackwell (RCPL Public Services Supervisor and Lebanon Branch Manager), Brooke Atchley (director of the Elk Garden School Ministry for the United Methodist Church), and Jamie Rexrode (RCPL Children's Services Programmer and Honaker Branch Manager.)

In the holiday season, remember that the greatest gifts we can give can't be wrapped and the warmth in our heart is greatest when we give.