Libraries receive books from Library of Congress

By JENNIFER COHRON, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 8/19/17

The Carl Elliott Regional Library System has added hundreds of books to its collection thanks to partnerships with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and the Library of Congress Surplus Books program.

Jasper Public Library purchased 143 books …

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Libraries receive books from Library of Congress

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The Carl Elliott Regional Library System has added hundreds of books to its collection thanks to partnerships with the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and the Library of Congress Surplus Books program.

Jasper Public Library purchased 143 books for its juvenile collection recently with a $1,500 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

The books were first made available during the library’s recent summer reading program. The new titles were circulated 364 times during the six-week program, according to CERL director Sandra Underwood.

CERL libraries throughout Walker and Winston counties have also received 131 books so far through the Library of Congress Surplus Books program.

According to the Library of Congress website, the program distributes surplus books to eligible institutions such as schools, universities and libraries.

Congressman Robert Aderholt assisted CERL in fulfilling the requirements of the program.

CERL has already received titles in the juvenile fiction, young adult fiction, fiction and non-fiction categories.