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  • The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County

    by Senator Rob Portman

    Posted on 2013-03-11

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    PORTMAN. Madam President, today I wish to honor the 125th anniversary of The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County and its service to the community.



    The library opened on February 16, 1888, to serve residents of Mount Vernon. In 1924, services were expanded throughout the Mount Vernon school district and in 1985, the library was officially renamed, The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County.

    Promoting education and cultural awareness, the public library is a valuable resource to the Knox County community. Volunteers have been delivering books to hospital patients and residents of nursing facilities since in 1948. The library delivers books today through its outreach service department, serving hospitals, nursing homes, the local jail, Amish schools, and daycare facilities. More than 35,000 citizens of Knox County benefit from the public library system.

    I extend my sincere congratulations to The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County on 125 years of dedicated service to the community.

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