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Library sees rise in users

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Riverside Regional Library Director Nancy Howland, Scott County library board members Gary Ziegler and Myrna Cheek and Scott County Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger (pictured from left) look over space soon to be filled with book shelves at the library's new building in Benton.
(Scott Welton, Staff)
BENTON -- A bad economy means good business for libraries.

Officials from the Riverside Regional Library presented the library district's 54th annual report during the regular Scott County Commission meeting Tuesday.

Nancy Howland, director for the Riverside Regional Library, said the library is well financed and is seeing a rise in users lately.

"Basically everything is going pretty well," Howland said. "More and more people are going to the public libraries since the economy is bad."

As requested by Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger, Howland began the report with an overview of the Riverside Regional Library's history and current operations for Commissioner Donnie Kiefer who began his term as a commissioner Jan. 1.

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