Campbell County Public Library System, VA

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Lynne Wheeler Receives Award for Outstanding Literacy Program Director

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Words can change worlds.  Perhaps not on a global scale, but definitely on a personal level.

Lynne Wheeler, the Program Manager for Campbell County Public Library System’s Literacy Program, has witnessed this on more than one occasion.

Lynne, who has been the Literacy Program Manager since 2010, was recently recognized by the Virginia Literacy Foundation for her efforts as a leader among literacy program directors in the Commonwealth.

Lynne Wheeler and Lisa Harris

L to R: Lynne Wheeler and Lisa Harris

On July 12, at the Blue Ridge Conference Center in Roanoke, she was commended as the 2019 award recipient of the Nancy Jiranek Outstanding Director of a Nonprofit Literacy Program in Virginia.

“I started as a volunteer,” said Lynne.  “After completing the tutor training, I was matched with a student with low-level reading skills. It was an eye opening experience to realize the sorts of difficulties she faced.”

Prior to her employment with the Library, Lynne had worked in varying industries, including retail and education.  She knew first-hand, exactly how difficult life could be without the basic literacy skills necessary, which is what led her to become a literacy advocate and ultimately, funnel her energies into creating a top volunteer program in our locality.

“I also volunteered to help a couple from Mexico improve their English skills,” Lynne shares. ”He had been experiencing communication problems at work, so we worked on work-related terminology as well as other “survival” English. It is incredibly rewarding working with adults. For them, it’s not, ’I want to make an A on this test.’ It’s more likely to be, ‘If I don’t learn this, I’ll never get/keep a job.’”

The award, named after benefactress, Nancy Jiranek, is dedicated to her memory and her lifelong passion for helping those without basic literacy skills succeed.

Award recipients are chosen by Mrs. Jiranek’s family and members of the Virginia Literacy Foundation Board of Directors and staff.   Lynne’s family, coworker, Lisa and, Library  Director, Jordan, came to celebrate her acceptance of the award.

“I cannot think of a more deserving individual,” notes Jordan Welborn, Library Director.  “Lynne embodies the very spirit of our library’s mission: to meet – and exceed –  the educational, informational, and cultural needs of our many publics.  Our county literacy program is thriving, due to her shining example.”

Congratulations, Lynne, and thank you for all you do!

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Want to hear about BIG, exciting changes coming to our library?!?!

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Our goal is to make a unique and engaging destination for young children in Rustburg. The Friends of the Rustburg Library have pledged $5000 to give the children’s area of the library a facelift and to purchase new furniture and toys. They are the BEST friends! This project should be completed in 2019.

As if this weren’t reason enough to get excited, there is more! The CCPLS Foundation wants to take it a step further and provide our young citizens with an Everbright. What is an Everbright, you ask? Watch the video below. Go ahead… we’ll wait.

Cool, huh? The Foundation needs your support to bring this creative and engaging light wall to Rustburg. The two zany sisters, Fizz and Boom are back to help with the fundraising, and guess what? They’ve written a book. Check out a sneak peek of the artwork below, and click through here to read about our tiered giving campaign. Hint: You many even get to party with Fizz and Boom!

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Rustburg Library Opening February 15

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As a vital service in the community, the Campbell County Library in Rustburg is pleased to re-open on Friday, February 15, returning to normal operating hours and program schedules. No fees will be charged for Rustburg Library materials due during this closure.

The Rustburg Library’s regular hours are:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tues: 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Sat: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

The Rustburg Library may be contacted at:

rb@co.campbell.va.us

434-332-9560

434-332-9697 (fax)

684 Village Highway Rustburg, VA 24588

 

The Library team also thanks patrons for their patience and cooperation over the past week as well as the Campbell County Maintenance staff and consulting teams who helped identify and resolve the mold issue.

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Closing Extended Until at Least Thursday

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Public Works has continued to work with area professionals to assess the mildew/mold issues at the Rustburg Library. To that end, the closing of the Rustburg Library has been extended to at least Thursday, February 14. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you soon!

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  • Main Branch and Timberlake Area

    Rustburg
    rb@co.campbell.va.us
    434-332-9560
    434-332-9697 (fax)
    684 Village Highway Rustburg, VA 24588

    Timbrook
    tbl@co.campbell.va.us
    434-592-9551
    434-237-6784 (fax)
    18891 Leesville Road Lynchburg, VA 24501

  • Altavista and Brookneal

    Staunton River (Altavista)
    srml@co.campbell.va.us
    434-369-5140
    434-369-1723 (fax)
    500 Washington Street Altavista, VA 24517

    Patrick Henry (Brookneal)
    phml@co.campbell.va.us
    434-376-3363
    434-376-1111 (fax)
    204 Lynchburg Avenue Brookneal, VA 24528

  • Hours

    Rustburg
    M, W, TH, F:
    9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Tues: 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.
    Sat: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Timbrook
    M, W, F:
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    T, TH: 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.
    Sat: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Staunton River (Altavista)
    M, T, W, Friday:
    9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    TH: 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.
    Sat: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Patrick Henry (Brookneal)
    Tues: 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.
    W, TH:
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Sat: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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