Com­mu­nity Lead­ers Meet In Sup­port Of Li­brary

McDonald County Press - - COUNTY - Amy Wal­lain

McDon­ald County Li­brary cel­e­brated Na­tional Li­brary Week with area busi­ness lead­ers last Wed­nes­day morn­ing at the Anne Crox­dale Me­mo­rial Li­brary in South­west City. The Li­brary hosted its first Busi­ness Lead­ers Break­fast to pro­mote part­ner­ship be­tween lead­ers in the com­mu­nity and the Li­brary. Among those in at­ten­dance were busi­ness own­ers, school of­fi­cials and city lead­ers.

Af­ter en­joy­ing a catered break­fast, guests in at­ten­dance were en­light­ened by spe­cial guest speaker Alice Sn­od­grass. Sn­od­grass has an as­sort­ment of li­brary ex­pe­ri­ence.

She served on the McDon­ald County Li­brary’s Board of Trus­tees for 10 years be­fore terming out in 2017. She has led an im­pres­sive ca­reer in ed­u­ca­tion and re­tired af­ter serv­ing many years as the McDon­ald County High School li­brar­ian.

Sn­od­grass stated that “read­ing can sig­nif­i­cantly im­pact your ig­no­rance,” high­light­ing the fact that McDon­ald County Li­brary’s mis­sion is to meet the ed­u­ca­tional, recre­ational, in­for­ma­tional and cul­tural needs of the cit­i­zens of McDon­ald County through li­brary ma­te­ri­als and ac­cess to in­for­ma­tion through tech­nol­ogy. In re­gard to the im­por­tance of part­ner­ship be­tween li­braries and com­mu­nity lead­ers, Sn­od­grass urged com­mu­nity lead­ers to sup­port the Li­brary as we all serve the com­mon goal to build a stronger com­mu­nity.

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City lead­ers, school of­fi­cials and busi­ness own­ers gath­ered at the Anne Crox­dale Me­mo­rial Li­brary last week to dis­cuss the im­por­tance of com­mu­nity in­volve­ment with the li­brary and vice versa.

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