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Arkansas governor praises TLC library

Arkansas governor praises TLC library

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson extended his congratulations to Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System after learning it had been profiled in a national TLC advertisement that ran in the April 15, 2015, edition of Library Journal magazine. The ad was part of The Library Corporation’s continuing campaign to salute libraries that utilize TLC’s products and services. A few of the other libraries spotlighted in the campaign include Los Angeles Public Library, Frederick County Public Schools in Maryland, Handley Regional Library in Virginia, and Hawaii State Department of Education. The complete series of ads can be seen at

The full text of Gov. Hutchinson’s letter to Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System Director Michael Sawyer follows:


Dear Michael,

Congratulations on the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library being featured in the 2015 April Issue of the Library Journal. I understand the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library is the first library in Arkansas to be featured by The Library Corporation (TLC).

I want to extend my personal recognition of your outstanding achievement and for your dedication to providing enrichment opportunities to Pine Bluff and Jefferson County residents. Take pride in this great accomplishment and for becoming a national representation of the library community, exemplifying community building and partnering with TLC’s SocialFlow media management and optimization service to enhance online interactions.

I wish you well as you continue to excel in the years to come, and I note your success with my personal congratulations. Again, thank you for your service to the Pine Bluff and Jefferson County community and to the State of Arkansas. Together, we can make a real difference for the next generation.


Asa Hutchinson

Governor’s Letter


Justin Larsen Larsen