Video Report: For the First Time, a Small Town in Central Illinois Has a Public Library
“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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.