Library continues to be a jewel

Published 8:12 pm Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Selma is filled with beautiful buildings and historic landmarks so for a library to stand out it must be a truly amazing place.

It isn’t the building or the books inside the library that make the Selma-Dallas County Public Library one of the brightest jewels in Selma. The staff of the library causes it to shine.

Walk through the double doors and a capable, enthusiast staff will greet you.

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Library Director Becky Nichols and the staff also work throughout the year to create programs and schedule events to provide entertainment for Selma. During the summer months a kid can walk in and be entertained by a program for at least 30 minutes if not more. How many moms would pay for a service like that?

But the library doesn’t forget about the adults and teens. When the library saw a need for a teen computer area, they teamed up with First Cahawba bank to provide one for the teens of Selma.

Adults can learn many crafts at the library during hobby in the lobby or the crocheting classes.

Another fantastic program that is a favorite of the newsroom is the “Lunch at the Library” series. The library brings authors in to discuss their books. Selma has seen people such as Richard Arrington, Gin Phillips, who was won Barnes & Noble’s Discover Award; and even Selma’s own Kathryn Tucker Windham and Charlie Lucas.

If you haven’t stopped by the library to see what’s going on, then you are surely missing out on the fun.