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U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (purple) stands with a group of book lovers who were on hand for the Congresswoman’s book donation.
Bustos Donates Books To Library00:00 AM November 20, 2017
Local Congresswoman Cheri Bustos visited the Henry C. Adams Library on Saturday and brought with her 50 new books for the library shelves. The books are part of a service called the Library of Congress Surplus Book Program.
Bustos, who is an avid reader, likes to take advantage of the program for rural libraries in her district who generally have difficulty finding funds for new materials. Her donation on Saturday marked the 20th library she has visited marking the 1,000th donated book.
The books are duplicates from the Library of Congress's collection as they receive many donations throughout the year. The program allows members of Congress to bring them to libraries in their communities.
The donation was received by Librarian Elizabeth Swatos and board member Cathy Hinrichs. A few residents also stopped by to visit with the 17th District Representative including Mayor Steve Swanson.
The donated books each bare a stamp that identifies it as apart of the program. The titles are various genres and include both hard cover and paperbacks.