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Ruth Ann CopleyWrong Ruth Ann Copley?
Executive Board Member
North Carolina Library Association
1811 Capital Blvd.
Raleigh , North Carolina 27604
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"This has taken a long time," Hanner said.
Built in 1858, the Old Court House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1971.
Ruth Ann Copley, director of the Davidson County Public Library, said work remains to be done on the portico portion of the museum.
Another capital project that's winding down is the first of three phases of changes to the Lexington Branch of the Davidson County Public Library on South Main Street. Hanner expects the first phase to be completed in June.
The vacant Family Dollar Store, located adjacent to the public library on West Seventh Avenue, is being renovated into new space for the library. Hanner estimated the renovations at $140,000. The funding fell under performance-based budgeting, which allows county departments to use money saved from the regular budgetary appropriations.
"They've changed the facade on the building front to match the library," Hanner said.
"It should be finished in the next 30 to 60 days.
Hanner added the library has planned to make the vacated store an annex for storage and to free up space inside the Lexington Library. Genealogical services will be housed in the annex.
Copley also added that library administration will be moving into the annex from the Lexington branch.
Ruth Ann Copley, director of the Davidson County Public Library System, notes that while the library is planning a season of fun, there's a more important mission.
"Study after study links reading as a child to success as an adult," Copley said.
She also points to research that shows how summer reading helps children and parents combat the "summer slide" that children face on an extended break from school.
"The research boils down to two conclusions: Kids who read in the summer gain skills. Kids who don't lose ground by the time the new school year starts," Copley said.