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
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.
the complete list of Library Supporters of the Month