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Evelyn Johnson. Photo submitted.

Originally published: 2013-10-04 13:38:59
Last modified: 2013-10-04 13:39:44

Library seeks donations for Evelyn Johnson room

The Watauga County Public Library is seeking donations to refurbish its meeting room in memory of Evelyn Johnson, a longtime librarian who died in January.

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners voted Sept. 17 to name the library's meeting room after Johnson.

Library staff hope to improve the room, purchase a photo plaque and signs, and put materials in the library in her memory.

"As of now, we are seeking donations, and we will have a room dedication in the spring," said County Librarian Monica Caruso. "We would like the 'new' meeting room to honor Evelyn and all that she contributed to this community."

The Friends of the Library is also cosponsoring and accepting donations for a Kiwanis college scholarship in Johnson's name that will go to a Watauga High School senior who excels in community service. Johnson was heavily involved with Kiwanis of Boone, holding many officers and receiving many award.

Checks can be made to the Watauga County Public Library or Friends of the Library.