Top money-saving library patrons honored at reception
The Copperas Cove Public Library recognized its five top money-saving patrons for 2015 at a reception on Monday afternoon Each received a certificate and a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card.
Susanne Williams, Louis Hanen, Heather Lowman and Billie Peterson all saved thousands of dollars by checking out books and materials at the library versus purchasing those items.
Library director Kevin Marsh pointed out that patrons wouldn’t necessarily have spent those thousands on books and other materials, but most would have done without them, were it not for their availability at the Copperas Cove Public Library.
Lowman saved a grand total of $11,000 during 2015 on the materials she checked out under her library card account.
Her son, Elliott (10), was with her on Monday afternoon for the reception. Elliott said he is a fan of the Choose Your Own Adventure books, as well as the Big Nate series of books.
Heather said often Elliott will pick a book series and read through all of them. The Lowmans also are fans of the library’s summer reading program.
Louis Hanen said he reads many different kinds of books, but primarily right now he’s into mysteries. A past favorite has been Westerns, such as Louis L’Amour titles and others.
Susanne Williams and Joseph (4) read three books every night, Williams said. A current favorite is Petras, Lost and Found. Like the Lowman family, Williams makes sure Joseph is involved with the summer reading program as well.
One other library patron, the top money-saver, declined to be recognized publicly, and was not present for the reception, with Billie Peterson also not attending on Monday.
Copperas Cove Library director, Kevin Marsh, as well as members of the city’s Library Advisory Board were present for the reception, held as part of National Library Week.