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Long County Library lends history in pics
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Long County Library Manager Lisa Dubberly inserts a photo of the 1909 Ludowici High School Class in an album. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
An old saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.”With that in mind, the Long County Library staff says they are pleased to be able to provide future generations with a pictorial history of the area, the result of receiving a $1,000 grant.Library Manager Lisa Dubberly has been organizing, filing and being especially careful with hundreds of old photographs while compiling an archive of photos to be kept at the library.“A lot of folks don’t realize the history we have in our community. Now, anyone can come in and see a pictorial history of our area,” Dubberly said.She noted the project is expected to be complete and available for public viewing July 25.Three different albums will be provided, and feature buildings and businesses, churches and homes, as well as people, places and events. According to Dubberly, the albums will remain in the library but can be viewed by anyone.“These albums will be a great resource for students doing research on Ludowici or Long County, but they also will be something that everyone will enjoy looking at if they want to see how the town (and county) came to be,” she said.Dubberly also said the library is making a cookbook that will highlight cuisine from the area.“We are collecting recipes, of any kind, for our cookbook,” she said.Once all the recipes are collected, the cookbooks will be made and sold to raise money for the library. Recipes can be turned in through Aug. 31, either in person, by mail or by fax.For more information on the cookbook or the photo albums, call the library at 545-2521, Monday through Friday.
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