Dustin Graham, Editor of the Greenwood Democrat, said that the library has always played a major role in his life. “One of my first memories is of a field trip to the library,” said Graham. “I can remember the librarian reading to group of us and the whole world disappeared as I became lost in the story. I had no idea that books had that kind of power to spark ideas and imagination. As a person that has been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder and dyslexia the library was a Godsend when I was in school. I could walk to the county library after classes and read and study in peace and quiet. Now days the library continues to invaluable to me as a place where I can find information that I could not otherwise find. For instance the library has a more complete collection of Greenwood Democrats than the paper itself. When I was doing my research for the 50th anniversary of the Greenwood Tornado the library not only had the paper the week that the tornado occured but for weeks afterward that chronicled the cleanup and rebuilding efforts.

Now as a grandparent I get to pass down my love of reading to my grandson Emytt. He loves Dr. Seuss, particularly One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish.

I often think of the quote that hung on the wall at the Boreham Library on the UAFS campus that read, “Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.”

It is my sincere hope that our community will rally around our local branch in the coming months and years as it attempts to keep pace with the technology and the future needs of our growing town.”