Crawford County Libraries Reopen

All three Crawford County library branches reopened its doors Thursday to kick off the new county district.

Bourbon’s doors opened at 10 a.m. Library Director Elizabeth Outar said it was a mostly smooth beginning.

“We had a few technical glitches here and there, but everything has been going great,” she said Thursday morning. Outar, board member Deborah Dicus and branch manager Tara Flynn greeted patrons to a refreshed area.

A complete reorganization took place. Shelves and desks were moved. Storage was tidied up. The walls were painted during the month-long shutdown. Outar is pleased with the rearrangement and said patrons were impressed.

The shelves are stocked with plenty of books. Outar said Crawford County put in an order with a children’s supplier to get new sets, including books from Caldecott and Newbery Award winners.

“We improved the juvenile and young adult section immensely,” Outar said, adding that people donated books which were catalogued and added to the system. “There was a lot of stuff in storage that had not been used and catalogued. We got them on the shelf.”

Read more on the library district's plans for programming and the future of the Bourbon location in the March 7 issue of the Independent News.

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