Here is what he has to say about the library:
In spite of information technology’s disruptive influence, our local library still provides the best place for people of our community to expand their worldviews.
I consider reading one of the greatest joys of my life. Through reading I satisfy my thirst for knowledge. I particularly enjoy reading the latest American history books, primarily about the American Revolution and the Civil War eras.
My favorite novel is Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. In fact, I’ve read it three times. My latest book was Dennis, Matthew, and Sheila Fabricant Linn’s “Sleeping with Bread: Holding What Gives You Life,” which provides how to discern God’s will in one’s life in a fairly simple way. I chose that book because my Sunday school class is discussing discernment.
Our public library is among the most important places in town for a host of reasons. One reason is that our library contains writings from local writers about our history and our present-day distinctiveness. Not only do I enjoy reading, but I enjoy writing as well. I am proud that some of my publications and booklets are in the Sebastian County Library. If These Walls Could Talk – Memories & Milestones of Greenwood’s Rox School, which provides a history of The Rox school from 1891-1953 and the part of The Rox’s history as the Wilkinson Estate, 1959 to present. Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church – History of the First 100 Years – 1893 to 1953 provides a history of Good Shepherd’s membership’s contributions to the early development of Greenwood. A copy of my doctoral study, Credit Strategies for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Within a Changing Environment, is also in the Sebastian County Library. After more than 30 years of community banking consolidation and mounting regulatory burdens, small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) leaders must adapt and develop alternative credit strategies to adjust to relentless change. I hope the results of my study provide inspiration for local small business owners and entrepreneurs.