A brief meet-and-greet reception was held before the Friends of Carter Caves meeting on Monday night.

The Friends of the Carter County Public Library Monday elected officers for the 2014 calendar year.

Michelle Burton will serve as board chair for the year, Patricia Green will be the secretary and Curtis Owens will stay on as treasurer.

In addition, Rosalyn Ruffner will lead the membership efforts. Heidi Wineland will continue to head book sales and Jasmyne Combs, a library science intern from the University of Kentucky, will be the group’s community outreach coordinator.

The meeting was held at the Grayson Branch of the public library, which remains located on KY 7 just outside the city limits.

Moving to the Main Street location, however, was a major topic of discussion at the meeting.

“Construction started on Christmas Eve and we are looking at a 90-day timetable to get the building ready for occupancy,” said Library Board President Barbara Davis.

The renovation of the downtown facility will be conducted in phases, with the current round of construction limited to the first floor only.

“We are very excited about the move and hope to hold our May meeting in the new building when all the work is finished,” said Burton.

In other business, the group discussed potential plans for holding Scholastic Book sales events at both the Grayson and Olive Hill branches, potentially in conjunction with the popular summer reading programs.

The next regular meeting of the Friends of Carter County Public Library will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 10, at the Olive Hill Branch.

Joe Lewis can be reached at or by telephone at 286-4201.

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