Community Says Good-bye to Retiring Library Director

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It was a bittersweet moment as Crawford County Library System Director Eva White said farewell to guests gathered at the Van Buren library branch on Sunday afternoon.

Dozens of library supporters, elected officials and other community leaders showed their appreciation for the long-time library leader at a retirement reception held in her honor.

White, who has been the director of the Crawford County Library System for 13 years, has spent most of her life promoting libraries and working in education. Beginning at the age of 17, she worked part-time as a student worker in the library at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. Before taking the job at the Crawford County Library System, she was head of the former North Arkansas Regional Library System in Harrison, which is now disbanded.

Since assuming the directorship in 1999, White has transformed the library system by bringing together the five branches to help strengthen them as a whole. Click here to read the full story from our partners at

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