September 23, 2021

Video Report: For the First Time, a Small Town in Central Illinois Has a Public Library

From WMBD:

“People have been asking, when is this going to happen, when is this going to open, you know, a lot of people think you can just put up shelves,” said founder, Kim Wargo.

The town’s first public library is a project nearly five years in the making.

For years, people living in the town had to at least 20 miles just to check out a book, which inspired Kim Wargo to make a change.

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It’s bringing the town of just over 1,000 people even closer together.

“Kids can come up here and read, and parents, you know, computers, some people don’t have computers at their house,” Wargo said.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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