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Librarians recognize legislators

Shown during the recently gathering of legislators and librarians are, from left, Geri Albritton of Escambia County Cooperative System, Cathy McKinley of Atmore Public Library, Representative Alan Baker, Glenda Lammers of Brewton Public Library and Kaci Boutwell of Flomaton Public Library.

Librarians from across the state met with their local legislators to thank them for their support during Alabama Library Legislative Day 2012 held recently at the Alabama State House.

The Alabama Public Library Service, Alabama Library Association, Public Library

Division of the Alabama Library Association, and Public Library Director’s

Council of Alabama sponsored the event. This was a chance for Escambia

County Cooperative System, Atmore Public Library, Flomaton Public Library and

Brewton Public Library to thank their legislators for their continued support of local libraries.

Additionally, librarians shared stories about strengthening their communities by helping Alabama citizens find jobs and improve literacy.

Alabama’s 220+ libraries serve as community hubs that supply traditional information needs through books, Internet, and online materials. Public access computers are made available through Alabama’s public libraries to assist citizens in job searches, resume building, e-government, and many other functions.