County supports Books-To-Go Library

By Chris Cooper -

Lewisburg’s Books-To-Go Library will be getting a little help from the Logan County Fiscal Court in the amount of $2,400 a year to help pay for expenses. The library has been struggling to stay afloat since having to pay the City of Lewisburg for space to hold fundraising events.

Maloney Henderson- a long serving library volunteer- came to the Tuesday, Aug. 11 court meeting asking magistrates for help. She said it was a struggle to operate before they had to begin paying the City of Lewisburg $200 a month for the space that once was city hall. This is where the organizers host the much needed fundraisers throughout the year to help stay open.

Henderson, along with a hand full of stubborn north Logan ladies, opened Books-To-Go after funding was cut to the Lewisburg branch Library which was shut down by the Logan County Public Library years ago. It has been hard, but it has been worth it, said Henderson, who says the library is used quite a lot.

“We have books, movies, and computers to use now,” Henderson said. “And the kids come a lot during the summer.”

Books-To-Go has monthly bills just as we all do. The electric bill runs $56; gas $65; water $45, and insurance $29. With the $200 bill added for space to fundraise, it is now extremely hard, said Henderson.

Magistrate Drezel Johnson said he can vouch for the library volunteers, saying they work really hard to keep the doors open for the citizens of Lewisburg.

“I was down there the other day and the ladies there are doing it right. It is fixed up really nice,” said magistrate Dickie Carter who made a motion to give financial support to Books-To-Go. His motion was seconded by Johnson and passed with a unanimous vote.

Henderson thanked the court for their generous support.

By Chris Cooper

To contact Chris Cooper, email or call 270-726-8394.

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