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Wellington bookmobile to host authors, forest service


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By RICHARD SHAW
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People in Wellington have a reading and information resource. The Carbon County bookmobile program has a repository library in Wellington that is located at 150 W. Main behind the city hall.

"A lot of people don't know we have a repository here and that we have program for the community," said Kaylene Powell.

For those who don't know, the repository offers an up-to-date library collection with approximately 19,000 books. It also has four public access computers that provide free access to the internet, email, word processing and database information from Pioneer, the state's online library.

The repository is staffed by two people who can answer reference questions and assist in finding library materials.

It also has a kids area with child-sized tables and chairs or beanbag chairs for reading.

The facility also offers copying, printing and the scanning of documents.

Next week the repository will be offering up some interesting fare for the kids and adults of the community.

On Monday during the regular story time (2:30 p.m.) hour the United States Forest Service will be educating those who come on animals found in the forest. Also children who attend will be making animal track molds.

May 25 is author's day at the repository. The authors featured will be Carma Sirrine who has penned the well known book "10 Secrets to a Happy Marriage."

Also on that day Wellington native Tom McCourt will be at the repository. He has written a number of books about eastern and southeastern Utah as well as a book on his experiences as a soldier in Vietnam during the 1960s.

Sirrine, who was born in Price, but raised in Wellington, graduated from the College of Eastern Utah. She later worked as a secretary, then was a stay at home mom for over 20 years. She and her husband eventually served a mission for their church in the Philippines where she worked on a humanitarian project that she later wrote about in publications.

McCourt's background includes working as a cowboy, a coal miner, a social worker, a tour guide and a freelance writer. He has a degree in anthropology from the University of Utah.

His books include Split Sky, To be a Soldier, Cowpokes to Bike Spokes and White Canyon.

The authors will be there from 1-3:30 p.m. that day.

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