Book sale funds more books

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Reading is a fundamental part of our society. It’s an effective way to share ideas, stories and what we as humans have learned so far.
Books can take readers on journeys to far away lands, let them live out fantastic adventures or provide factual information on a plethora of topics.
One of the best places to find books at a reasonable cost is your public library. Physical copies of books are the best way to ensure the knowledge of the human race will live on. While the Internet is also a great resource to conduct research, it may fall victim to any number of problems, such as power outages, or hard drive failures. Additionally, while surfing the “net” can be fun, not everything on it is factual.
Pearl River County is fortunate to have active libraries, one in Picayune and another in Poplarville.
The problem is, they have been receiving less funding from local governmental bodies, which means they have less money to buy books that people can check out.
Fortunately there is group called the Friends of Margaret Reed Crosby Memorial Library, which is holding a book sale to raise funds that will be used to buy new books.
To ensure there is still one place people can go to find research books with a bit of clout, the library is holding this book sale to have the funds to buy more recent books.
This is because as more information is gathered, and more books are therefore written, the library needs to update their collection, such as the medical section. These funds will be used to update that collection.
The Picayune Item commends the Friends of Margaret Reed Crosby Memorial Library along with the many volunteers and donors for ensuring our local resource of learning stays up to date.

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