Email From Kingston Springs@aol.com
We received this email from the Kingston Springs email system this morning:
“The Town’s long-term librarian, Kathy Sleighter will be honored at the April 21st City Commission meeting with a resolution naming the library building after her. Earlier this month Kathy was diagnosed with untreatable, terminal cancer. We are all saddened by this diagnosis and want to embrace Kathy during the time we have left with her.
The library service is provided by the County. However, the building belongs to the city and is provided at no charge to the county.
Kathy has worked tirelessly over the years and has given the Town a very progressive library. She was on the cutting edge of the computer age and wrote the Gates Grant that brought the computers to the library………one of a very few libraries of its size to have such an advanced computer s=. ystem for public use. She has “grown” the library from a small corner of City Hall into the facility that it is today. In early days she ran the library single-handedly. Kathy located the donation of the library’s indoor tree years ago and tells a great story about transporting it to Kingston Springs. She brought in the children’s reading program, the Book Club, Friends of the Library, the Memorial Book Program. She has helped organize the annual Christmas Tree Lighting that has been held at the library for years, including the Annual Holiday Cookie Contest.
We are encouraging the community to come out and applaud Kathy for her contributions to our community.
If you cannot attend and would like to send a commerative gift, please send a donation for a book for the library. You may send it to City Hall at P.O. Box 256, Kingston Springs, TN 37082. Please mark the envelope “Sleighter Book Donation”. $25 will purchase a book through the libraries memorial book plan. However, if you want to send a smaller donation, we will combine it with other donations to purchase a book.”