Rep. Crawford Donates Books to 1st District Libraries
July 10, 2012
Arkansas First District Congressman Rick Crawford donated about 250 books each to the Greene County Library & Corning Public Library as part of the Library of Congress Surplus Book Program.
The Library of Congress receives more than 20,000 items every day, but only about half of the material is retained for the library's permanent collection. The remainder is designated for donation through the Surplus Books Program.
"Once a month, we can go to the Library of Congress and essentially take advantage of surplus books that would probably otherwise be destroyed," Crawford said. "We can bring them back to libraries in our district."
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