Magazine article American Libraries

Friends Group Builds Its Own Branch Library

Magazine article American Libraries

Friends Group Builds Its Own Branch Library

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Friends group builds its own branch library

May 1 was a special day for an enthusiastic group of Friends in North Jackson Township, Ohio. The group had already raised nearly $20,000 to help renovate a former wagon shed and town hall into a library. Also, over a five-year period, tradespeople among the Friends personally painted, plastered, and otherwise labored to complete the transformation.

This all happened under the inspired leadership of Virginia Lehotsky, chair of the Friends Building Project Committee, when she learned the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County could not afford to replace the community's storefront library with a larger building. Lehotsky's husband, Richard, and their son, Timothy, a contractor, handled the technical details.

Little wonder that on May 1 Carla Drake, president of the Friends, presented a plaque to the Lehotskys dedicating the "new' North Jackson Township library building to: "Richard, Virginia, and Timothy Lehotsky, whose skills and devotion have brought our dreams to fruition.'

Virginia Lehotsky and her committee first spotted the old township hall across the street from the local high school in Dec. …

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