Little Elm Public Library

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Little Elm Public Library



Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Mr. BURGESS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the new Little Elm Public Library. The City of Little Elm will be celebrating National Library Week with a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new library.

On August 11, 2003, Little Elm Community Library moved into Little Elm Town Hall to become Little Elm Public Library. Ms. Tina Hager was hired to be its first Public Library Director.

In the 7 months the library has been in operation, it has reached several milestones and helped the lives of the citizens of Little Elm. Accommodating nearly 9,000 visitors thus far, the Little Elm Public Library has checked out over 11,000 items and registered 1,236 new patrons. The computers in the library have been used over 4,000 times for database searching, job hunting, writing reports and resumes, learning how to speak English, and for a variety of other reasons.

National Library Week is a fitting occasion for Little Elm's ribbon cutting ceremony. This week is a time to celebrate the contributions of our Nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.

I would like to commend Little Elm Public Library and its employees for their role in encouraging education in their community.

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