Library gets five new computers

Greene County Librarian Marilyn Gibson is shown here observing Trevor Johnson with the Alabama Public Library Service as he installs new McIntosh computers.
Gibson obtained a $7,600 grant to purchase five new computers for use by the patrons of the James C. Poole Memorial Library.
The library already has a number of computers, but each day there is a long waiting list of both youth and adults who want to use them.
Gibson says she has been applying for every grant for which the library is eligible.
With the closure of electronic bingo at Greenetrack, the library lost a substantial amount of funding and is dependent upon state funding, grants and donations from patrons.
Gibson estimated that dozens of patrons use the computers each day the library is open.
“There are youth using our computers to look up facts for their school work, adults checking out facts, college students using them for research. I feel that it is a great thing for us to be able to provide computer access to the people of Greene County. Not everyone owns a computer, and having easy access to them in their community library is very much of a convenience.
“We welcome everyone to use the library. Not only do we have computers, but naturally we have the latest best sellers, many reference books, and special programs throughout the year for the youth


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