Augusta has a deep history of community pride. While I realize some of our past has disappeared over the years, we still hold strong to our roots.
I always like to ask where else can you find a community with one of the nations earliest forts, a historic intact arsenal, the seat of state government, a river rail trail, dog park, petanque courts, skate park, acres of preserved nature trails and land, the CARA fields, Alumni Field complex, a growing college, booming downtown, first class school system with neighborhood schools, quality residential neighborhoods, a strong economic center, and I could go on and on. There is so much we can point to around the city to showcase our hometown!
We also have a very special public library – Lithgow Library. Whether you are rich or poor, young or old, the library is a resource available for anyone.
If you are like me, you can look back at how Lithgow helped you grow. As a child, Lithgow opened the doors for learning and expanded my horizon beyond Augusta. I am forever grateful for the Lithgow experience and it is exciting to see its positive impact today on my children – Libby and Callan.
For a library that has given so much to so many, it is now at a critical point where it needs our help. On June 10, the voters of Augusta will be able to decide the fate of Lithgow. I hope you find the videos below useful in learning more about a valuable asset to the people of Augusta. Also, check out: www.lithgowfriends.org for more information.