Friends of the Library honor Scott with service award

Friday, August 30, 2019
From left to right, Friends of the Library board member Mary Knight, Joe Scott and Friends president Ann Richardson pose with the Carla Youngblood Community Spirit Award that was recently presented to Scott, as well as the perpetual plaque that hangs in the Berryville Library.
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The Friends of the Berryville Library recently began a Community Spirit Award named after Carla Youngblood, a retired long-time library employee who demonstrated many acts of kindness throughout her tenure.

Most recently, the Friends of the Berryville Library recognized Joe Scott from the Berryville Community Center for his silent gifts of time, love and caring for the community.

Scott has helped the library with the Summer Outdoor Movie series and is instrumental in helping with activities such as the year-end Summer Space Jam party held on the lawn of the Community Center.

Scott also serves on the Berryville Library advisory board as well as being the board representative on the new library building project.

The award was presented to Scott at the recent Friends of the Library first annual Chicken Hop where many community members, board members and Friends of the Library were on hand to congratulate him.

“Joe continually gives of himself to make this community an even better place to live and this is a small token of our gratitude to recognize him in this way,” said Friends of the Library president Ann Richardson. “His enthusiasm and love for the library and this community makes him a perfect recipient for this quarter’s award.”

Scott’s name will appear on the perpetual plaque that hangs prominently at the Berryville Public Library.

Along with a certificate, the Friends of the Library made a $50 donation to the nonprofit of his choice. Scott chose the Berryville Public Library Building Fund.

For more information on becoming a Friend of the Berryville Library or to donate to the Berryville Library Building Fund to build a bigger and better library, call 870-423-2323 or stop by the library at 104 Spring St. in Berryville. 

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