Book drop

Two unidentified people pose with the new book drop.

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The Community Services Consortium (CSC) Adult Natural Resources Crew (NRC) have partnered with the Lincoln County Library Service District and the owner of the Gleneden Beach Thriftway to convert a vandalized phone booth into a Lincoln County Library book drop.

On May 30, two new NRC crew members, Sonya Nieto and Mariah Esselman, along with crew member Justin Adamson, used hammer drills, rock bars, and plenty of muscle to remove 30-plus-year-old concrete and lay down new asphalt.

"Several community members thanked the crews, and residents are excited that they no longer have to drive 12 miles to return their library books," CSC Natural Resources Trainer Virginia Tardaewether said. "They also said they would probably check out more books in the future."

One of the Thriftway managers said he was glad to see the defunct phone booth removed and replaced with something nice, functional, and useful to the community.

“This is a great example of how our CSC Natural Resource Crews are partnering with local organizations and businesses to not only make Lincoln County a better place to live, but to help our crew members get essential skills training," Tardaewether said. "It’s a win-win for everyone.”

Community Services Consortium (CSC) is a state-designated Community Action Agency serving Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties with housing, nutrition, economic stability, and educational assistance programs since 1980.

To support this project or any of CSC’s poverty-fighting programs and services, visit our website at www.communityservices.us. Donations may be made through the website or mailed to the main office: Community Services Consortium, 245 Broadalbin Street, Suite 2A, Albany, OR 97321.

For more CSC news, visit our blog at http://communityservicesblog.blogspot.com.

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