Saturday, November 6, 2010

Boy Scout Conducts Book Drive for All-Volunteer Keizer Community Library

Population of Keizer, Oregon: 36,093.

Link to November 5 (Oregon) Statesman Journal article, "McNary student boosts library's cache".

Excerpt:    McNary High School sophomore Grant Gerstner aimed to earn his Eagle Scout wings recently by having a book drive for the library.

Gerstner's efforts brought the library $100 and 8,125 books, compact discs, VHS tapes, DVDs and other materials. The library's inventory before Gerstner's aid was 11,000 books and other items, said Art Burr, library director.

Gerstner, 15, also arranged the printing of 3,400 fliers, which were distributed to area homes. Volunteers gave him more than 200 hours of their time. He set up collection barrels at four local businesses.

"The library in Keizer is not funded by taxes, and it's been having a lot of trouble with financial issues and space," Gerstner said

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