Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • Adult literacy program thriving, library seeks volunteers, input

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  • JACKSON COUNTY - The Jackson County Library provided some encouraging numbers to the Ripley City Council during a recent meeting.
    Library Director Hope Nobel was present and walked the board through an energetic and informative presentation.
    With 16 employees in Ripley and Ravenswood locations, there are over 85,000 yearly visits with 2/3 of those visits coming in Ripley. There is an average of 50 log-ins on library computers with 10 accessed via wireless connection.
    The summer reading program showed tremendous success with over 675 signups for the program and 65 sponsors participating.
    “We have received a tremendous amount of positive feedback about our summer reading program. We feel strongly about its importance to the community,” said Nobel.
    With 18% of Jackson County struggling with literacy issues, the Jackson County Library has implemented an adult literacy program to provide assistance to those who seek help.
    “There has been a positive response to this program and we are excited to be able to provide this service. We are seeking volunteers who would like to tutor and help the program continue to grow,” added Nobel.
    Nobel noted that she is seeking input from the community regarding the library.
    “We want to know what Jackson County needs from us and how we can serve our community better. Please, let us know what you think.”
    For more information, stop by the main office in Ripley, the Ravenswood branch or visit http://jacksoncountylibrary.org
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