The Board for the Effingham Public Library is working to fill an open seat. The Board noted at their Monday meeting that they have two interested applicants for the opening. The next step for the Board is to have those interested fill out an application, and potentially come in to meet with Board members. The Library Board can only make recommendations for the appointment, as the City Council has final approval.
The Board also learned that Better World Books has awarded the Effingham Public Library with a grant for a book vending machine. With the grant a modified vending machine will be placed in the County building. The books will be available to inmates of the Effingham County Jail and their families.
It was also announced that the recent EffingHAM 5k raised just over $1000 for the library.