Jackson Parish Library joins Safe Place Movement

In the ever continuing effort to provide the youth of Jackson Parish with the best services available the Jackson Parish Library Board agreed to become a participating member of Safe Place. The decision was made during the regular scheduled meeting of the board that was held this past Tuesday, September 20th. 

“I feel this is a no brainer,” said Jackson Parish Library Director Floyd Knox. “We already always try to be aware of youth that might need help and by becoming involved with thsi program it allows us to provide a great resource to help.”rovide help to youth that would be involved with this program.”

Based out of the Christopher Youth Center in Monroe, Safe Place offers services for runaways, homelss and victimized youth by providing emergency housing, food, clothing, counseling, tutoring and transportation. 

In additional action the board decided to re advertise for bids in regard to the construction of the outdoor interactive childrens park that will be constructed on the grounds of the Jonesboro Branch location. The decision to choose which brick company and bench company that would be used was also made. 

In final action, Rebecca Shields, who has been the Circulation/Reference Specialist at the Chatham Branch has been shifted to the position of Business Specialist at the Jonesboro Branch. In a corresponding move, Pamela Stevens was approved to become the new  Circulation/Reference Specialist at the Chatham Branch contingent on pre-employment screening and successful completion of the probationary period. 

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