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Lewis and Applegate (People in the News)

01 Mar 2018 11:24 AM | CAROL GREEN (Administrator)

The Bolivar County Library System is pleased to recognize two individuals for their dedication and support of the Rosedale Public Library and the Bolivar County Library System.

Rebecca “Becky” Lewis, the Bolivar County Library Board member from District 1, was instrumental in spearheading the much-needed renovation of the Rosedale Public Library. On February 6, 2018, the Rosedale City Council presented Ms. Lewis with a resolution of appreciation for her volunteer service to the Rosedale Public Library. Ms. Lewis has served on the Library Board for 9 years.

Photograph by Jennifer Wann

Rebecca Lewis with Rosedale Vice Mayor Tracy Robinson

Joyce Applegate was the beloved librarian at the Rosedale Public Library for 20 years from 1986-2006 and has remained a staunch supporter of the library ever since. At the Open House celebrating the completion of renovations at the library held on January 26, 2018, the meeting room at the library was renamed the “Joyce Applegate Room” in her honor.

Photograph by Tamara Blackwell

Left to right – Rosedale Librarian Martha Lawson, BCLS Director Jennifer Wann and Joyce Applegate



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