Serving as a member of the Board of Trustees for the
Terrell County Public Library has been a rewarding experience thus far.
I served as a Media Specialist for 30 plus years for Middle and High School
students of Terrell County and I feel that my open-mindedness as well
as my interest in the public library will help me fulfill my duties to all
of the citizens of Terrell County.
We know that the library is a place for guidance,
assistance and stimulation as well as being accessible to everyone. It has
needed media, as well as a dedicated staff. The building is
attractive, comforting and very interesting. For no-users, please take
a tour and see for yourself the many offerings it has.
Moving, shelving books and other duties were hard work
but I feel very humble each time I walk in and view the many users of all
ages and ethnic groups enjoying the many pieces of media that the library
Having served on the building committee, as well as
one of the organizers and members of Friends of the Library, I had an
opportunity to meet with the architects and designer and help make decisions
on the structure, colors and furniture. As we continue to meet, set
goals and priorities and recommend methods and processes to make this new
structure a boom for the entire community, I feel much pride and humility.
At the groundbreaking of our wonderful new library
building, a speaker remarked that one way to judge a community was to take a
good look at the communitiy;s library. By that standard, our community
is in great shape because our library certainly is.
I am so proud of it.
There is room for our large book collection, for the
VCR tapes and computers and for the genealogy section which is recognized as
outstanding in Southwest Georgia.
In addition there are places for children's programs,
art displays, for reading and research, meetings and the important offices
and storage. It is functional and attractive and managed by a capable
and dedicated staff. The library has the valued support of a
well-organized group, "Friends," which makes contributions of money, work,
time and good will.
I love the old library building, and i hope it will be
preserved and be an asset to the community in some way. However, the
current library materials and collection had outgrown the building.