The Appalachian Regional Library believes that civic engagement is good. In a world of increasingly divisive rhetoric, we all need to be reminded that we can work together on local issues in a positive and productive way. We believe that friendly and collaborative civic engagement is possible and, as a public library system, we believe we are uniquely positioned to bring together quality information about locally-relevant issues, local residents, and local organizations whose mission is to help alleviate concerns in our communities. Therefore, in partnership with community agencies and educational institutions, the Appalachian Regional Library System strives to provide and promote well-written and engaging books related to a local challenge/issue of interest to our communities. Furthermore, we strive to sponsor programming about books to create a public dialog and offer ways for readers and other interested parties to engage together in activities that have a positive effect in our local communities.
This grant is made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-00-17-0034-17).
Stop in the library and pick up a copy of Kevin's book
Cracked Not Broken:
Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt.
Save the date to hear Kevin's story and his message of hope.