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April 7, 2003

Albany-- If you drop by the Dougherty County Library this week, you might be greeted a little bit differently.

Selena Wingfield is reading Shel Silverstein's famous poem "Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me, too" to Albany Firefighter, Roderick Jolivette. Visitors to the library are having poems and famous quotes read by the "Poems on Contact" volunteers.

It's all part of National Library Week. Dougherty County Library's Youth Director Selena Wingfield says, "When we go up to them we say do you want to here a poem today, do you want to know why we are here, do you want to know why library's are so important, do you realize information is so good."

Albany firefighter Roderick Jolivette says, "Basically I'm excited, to the point where I have some books checked out I'm glad its National Library Week it was fun, it was fun."

There's more fun to come. Library workers will be reading poems and stories to preschoolers all day tomorrow. They also plan to visit businesses and government offices throughout the week to read out loud during lunch.

Posted at 5:50 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com