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Walker Honors Caswell County Library Director Rhonda Griffin as June Community Hero of the Month

June 12, 2017
Press Release

YANCEYVILLE, N.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) honored Caswell County’s Rhonda Griffin as the Sixth District Community Hero of the Month for June, 2017. 

Each month, Walker awards a constituent, business, or organization in his district for displaying extraordinary acts of service and for making a difference in the lives around them.
Rhonda Griffin has worked in public libraries for over 25 years, and has been the Library Director in Caswell County since 2010. She has proactively searched for ways to increase library resources and programs that directly benefit the community, with a special emphasis on the needs of young people. She’s worked hard to provide outdoor learning spaces with current technology, and has provided a teen space within the confines of a small library so that teens have a place to read, computers to use, and the opportunity to spend time in a safe, nurturing environment. Griffin also supervises Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Programs.  

“Rhonda has made a difference for the young people of Caswell County," Caswell County Manager Bryan Miller said. "In addition to taking the initiative to find much needed resources, she provides stability for many young children and teenagers. She gives them hope and encouragement that they can succeed and get into college and she also started a tutoring program to assist children in need.”     

"We thank Rhonda Griffin for her tireless service to the people of Caswell County," Walker said. "I’m inspired by her willingness to go the extra mile to make sure that our young people have everything they need for success.  Her impact on the community is evident and will be seen for many years to come.”   

Griffin was presented with a certificate and a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol.