There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
~ Andrew Carnegie
My wife is one of the most ardent supporters of public libraries I know. So with her passion for books and her enthusiasm for local libraries in mind, I am pleased to pass along this story from the Sylva Herald, announcing that the Jackson County Public Library has been awarded the Outstanding Facility Award in the “large” category by the N.C. Public Libraries Directors Association.
Congratulations to the Jackson County Public Library (owner), McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture (designer) and Brantley Construction Company (general contractor) on this achievement.
I haven’t been out to Sylva in over a year, but I will definitely be checking out both the new library complex and the newly renovated County Courthouse to which the library is adjacent the next time I’m in town.