Have you ever wondered what a world without books would be like? Fortunately, thanks to a small group of dedicated, local volunteers, this is a scenario the community of Wellston does not have to think about.
The Wellston Community Library, which will celebrate its 10-year anniversary this October, recently received a $1,500 grant from the Central Community Foundation, which will be used to repair the roof of the historical bank building.
Grants from the Central Community Foundation are made possible by Central Rural Electric Cooperative members who round up their monthly electric bills to the nearest dollar. These funds are put into the Foundation, which distributes them to individuals and organizations in need throughout Central’s seven-county service area.
Staffed solely by volunteers, the Wellston Community Library offers a wide array of books suitable for adults, teens and children. The library is open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Community members can also access free Internet on one of the library’s three computers.
To learn more about the library, call 405-356-2606. Donations of books and cash are welcome.
The Central Community Foundation is a charitable organization established by Central Rural Electric Cooperative to administer a program called Operation Round Up. The foundation has five fields of interest: healthcare, education, disaster relief, personal need and community purpose. Visit www.MyCentral.coop and click on the Operation Round Up page under the Community tab for more information.