posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in Central Region News
In honor of National Library Week at the beginning of April, AMVC Leadership Development Program (LDP) employees recognized their local libraries by delivering a monetary donation and several non-fiction children's pig books. The Coon Rapids Public Library and the Elk Horn Public were among the libraries selected to receive donations.
National Library Week is a week dedicated to recognizing everything libraries offer to their communities and the public.
"I was excited to participate in this donation because our library offers valuable resources, and I want to make sure those resources continue to stay available to community members. Our local libraries, like many local businesses, faced many challenges this past year and had to adjust their regular programs," said Margarita Meyers, LDP employee with AMVC.
Meyers is a Coon Rapids resident and uses the Coon Rapids Public Library as a quiet spot to work on the computer.
AMVC is passionate about supporting agriculture literacy in communities and encouraging those who may not be familiar with pig farming to learn more about it. Local libraries are a vital part of the community and allow people to explore ideas and discover new interests.
"As our community starts to open up again, I hope more kids will be able to come to Elk Horn Public Library and enjoy these stories about pigs," commented LDP employee and AMVC assistant farrowing manager, Kelsie Thomas. "I'm glad I can share more about the swine industry and my role within the industry through these books."
The libraries' monetary donations will be used for summer programming and events and purchasing more agriculture-focused books.
AMVC is proud to give back and support local communities where their employees live.
Leadership Development Program employee, Margarita Meyers presents Coon Rapids Public Library staff with donations.
Above Image: Elk Horn Public Library Director, Alissa LaCanne accepts donations from Kelsie Thomas, AMVC LDP employee.