In Memory of Linda Lindsey
Linda Lindsey was a constant, loyal and beloved Friend of Smyth Bland Regional Library and a very generous supporter of Library programming through Outreach Services. She served as an officer and board member of the Friends and was always involved in their projects. A very generous contribution has been made to Smyth-Bland Regional Library Outreach Services in memory of Linda Lindsey and the funding has been utilized to purchase equipment for long term loan to Smyth County nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior citizens center.
The mission of Outreach Services atSBRL is to provide a wide selection of materials and equipment to Senior Citizens in Smyth County who are residents in nursing and assisted living facilities and also those who come to Senior Citizens Centers. Monthly deliveries and pickups of library titles are customized to meet the individual needs of residents and attendees and last year over 6400 materials were utilized. Based on partner survey responses, Portable DVD players with 9” LCD screens and earphones and Nintendo Wii with sports games (tennis, bowling, golf, baseball) are being distributed the first of April to Smyth County Outreach Services partners Francis Marion Manor, W.W. Scott Senior Citizens Center, Saltville Senior Citizens Center and Valley Health Care. Along with celebrating Linda Lindsey’s contributions to the Friends of the Library, Outreach Services is also distributing this equipment in conjunction with National Library Week celebrations. This equipment and library titles will be used and enjoyed by older county residents who are without access to traditional library outlets.
It is an honor and privilege to keep Linda Lindsey’s memory vibrantly alive in on-going service to area senior citizens and Smyth-Bland Regional Library is grateful for her many contributions to our library and to Smyth County.