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David Yu honored as Library Supporter of the month

 

Whitman County Library Trustees (left) and director Kristie Kirkpatrick (right) present David Yu with his award. In the foreground, David Yus video presentation is being shown.

PHOTO : Whitman County Library Trustees (left) and director Kristie Kirkpatrick (right) present David Yu with his award. In the foreground, David Yu's video presentation is being shown.

David Yu, a 2009 graduate of Colfax High School was named library supporter of the month during the July meeting of the Board of Trustees of Whitman County Library. Trustee Rebecca Dickerson praised Yu's recent acceptance into Yale University and his use of library resources to achieve his goals, saying, "Our libraries help bring the world to our farms and small towns, you are a great example to our rural kids."

Yu has regularly used the library and its many resources since he was a young child. Over the years, he has volunteered for the library and the Friends group in several capacities. Most recently, Yu compiled a You Tube film detailing the Colfax library's building project. The video reviews the history of the library, the current concerns with safety and accessibility and the fundraising drive that will soon pay for its repair. A number of local residents appear in the film clip which can be viewed from the library's website.

The Board of Trustees and administration of the Whitman County Rural Library District sponsor the Library Supporter award to recognize those individuals and groups that play an irreplaceable role in supporting and supplementing the library's budget and activities.

See the complete list of Library Supporters of the Month