Bearing armfuls of library books, Ruben Kihuen, representative for Nevada’s spacious 4th Congressional District, and his associates made a recent tour to visit various rural schools. Stopping in Mineral County, Kihuen took a minute to share some gifted books with the Soar Awards Store at Schurz Elementary School, meeting with Principal Mike Domagala and Mineral County Board Member Sheri Samson.
“These are really special books, as they came directly from the Library of Congress, which is the second largest library in the world,” Kihuen explained.
Promoting the donation program of receiving books in an effort of supporting children’s literacy, Domagala shared, “Our students love books here, so we’ll take a box full if you have them.”
Accommodating the request, Kihuen explained that the Washington D.C library, located on Independence Avenue, held millions of books, research items, collectable art, display items and a variety of tradition within the vast spaces. The Library of Congress officially serves the U.S. Congress, as a 210-year old institution facilitated within three buildings on Capitol Hill.
Kihuen traveled into Hawthorne, meeting with the Army Base personnel for an afternoon tour. The following day he visited other Mineral County schools in town and made several stops in support of the community. He has been an open supporter of Hawthorne receiving the Interstate 11 highway consideration, publicly reporting that is would be a necessary asset for Mineral County as well as other rural communities.
Kihuen will not run to retain his seat in the upcoming election.