ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County’s delegation in the North Carolina General Assembly will be on-hand at Leath Memorial Library on Friday for a Day in the District event with the theme “Build a better world.”
County residents are encouraged to meet with state Sen. Tom McInnis and Reps. Ken Goodman and Garland Pierce to discuss the importance of local libraries, according to Jesse Gibson, director of the Sandhill Regional Library System.
The event will also be a chance to interact with county and local officials, library trustees and friends of the library.
“A Day in the District is a statewide initiative to build relationships with state legislators as well as local officials by inviting them to the library,” Gibson said in an email. “We want to show them how the library is meeting the needs of their local community, and to show support of your library. It will (also) be a day to show support for State Aid to Libraries, NCKids Digital Library and NC Live.”
The event begins at 3:30 p.m., with opening remarks a half-hour later. The Rockingham Middle School chorus is scheduled to perform at 4:15, followed by storytelling by Sherrilynn Covington at 4:30.
Refreshments will be served and there will be artwork by Francy Rawls.
The Sandhill Regional Library System is comprised of 15 libraries and two bookmobiles in Richmond, Anson, Hoke, Moore and Montgomery counties.