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License plates show off support for Kentucky libraries

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By The Staff

A new Kentucky license plate gives drivers the opportunity to show their support for libraries, according to a press release from Anderson Public Library.
“The plate, inscribed with the words ‘Support Kentucky’s Libraries,’ is available at any county clerk’s office with a $44 application fee,” according to the library’s press release. “The annual fee on the plate thereafter is $31. At the time of issuance, an optional $10 can be donated to fund library science scholarships. Those who signed the initial petition to create the license plate and paid the $25 application fee will receive a $25 credit when the plate is purchased.”
The Kentucky Library Association (KLA) worked with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to make the license plate available. Citizens from across the Commonwealth signed the application petition, which requires a minimum of 900 signatures to create a new plate.
“In this difficult economic climate, public libraries fill a critical need in the community,” said KLA Library Awareness Chair and Logan County Public Library director Linda Kompanik in a press release. According to the release, Kompanik spearheaded the effort to bring such a license plate to Kentucky.
“For years, we’ve had library users who expressed interest in a way to show their support for libraries of all kinds - public, academic and special libraries. This new license plate is a great way to do just that.”