Secretary of State Sam Reed recognized as top library supporter

Pictured:Secretary of State Sam Reed, left along with Patick McDonald, Special Assistant to the Secretary honored by Library Director Kristie Kirkpatrick

Photo: (l-r) Secretary of State Sam Reed, left along with Patick McDonald, Special Assistant to the Secretary honored by Library Director Kristie Kirkpatrick

Washingtonís Secretary of State, Sam Reed was honored as Whitman County Library's Supporter of the Month during his recent visit to the Colfax Library. Library director Kristie Kirkpatrick thanked Secretary Reed for his oversight of the Washington State Library, which was at risk of closure before coming under the wing of the Secretary's office.

The Washington State Library provides many services to local libraries including the administration of federal funds. Last year, Whitman County Library received these funds for the Rural Heritage project, Ask Us 24/7 online librarian service, downloadable audiobooks, statewide databases like newspapers, magazines, reference materials, continuing education and more. The state library also provides local libraries with access to valuable consulting and training services.

The Board of Trustees, administration and Friends of the Whitman County Rural Library District sponsor the Library Supporter of the Month award as a way to recognize those individuals and groups that play an irreplaceable role in supporting and supplementing the library's budget and activities. A complete listing of the more than 50 individuals and businesses honored over the past five years can be found under the Your Library link at the Whitman County Library website.


For more information, contact:

Kristie Kirkpatrick at 509-397-4366

For a complete list of events and programs happening in all fourteen Whitman County Library branches, visit the Whitman County Library website or the library's events calendar or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.