G S - The over U.S. or of r he this of at a up is come in to of s said. Bonila t h e in- Immokalee's Library Gets Heavy Usage By DAVID MOORMANN Counly Reporter 1 M M O K A L K E Florence Jelks is "not sure people are aware Ihere is such an a n i m a l in Immokalee" Immokalee" and Joyce Warriner said it is "kind of off Ihe beaten palh for a lol of people." Yel, in spite of this Ihe Immokalee Community Library, at least in lerms of numbers, is flourishing. In Augusl, 359 adults used the library and read 627 books. That was a slight increase from J u l y ' s 353 adult palrons. The number of children availing themselves themselves of the library went from 239 in July to 492 last month. Books checked out also rose from 421 to 486. "WE THY to run the gamut from preschool to grandmolhcrs and grandfathers," grandfathers," explained Mrs. W a r r i n e r , t h e assislant librarian. "We're trying to upgrade all (libraries) in the system." Soon Ihe l i b r a r y w i l l provide Ihe public with best sellers on a temporary basis. She said the books would be loo expensive too buy, but because of Iheir popularity, the library will get them for a short lime. Located on Roberts Avenue, across from Ihe privale Immokalee Day School and adjacenl to the Community Center, she admitted admitted it was "off the beaten beaten path. "BUT REALLY when you know where il is, we're al a centrally located site. We do have such a spread out community." Her husband, Frank, is president of the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce, and headmaslcr al the day school. Mrs. Warriner's f a c i l i t y serves as the School's library. Mrs. Jelks, principal of Bethune Elementary, said with school in session, she did not know if library activity activity would be as high as in summer. She worked with youngsters from the Comprehensive Employment Training Act at the library this summer, "A lot of children don't read d u r i n g the summer," explained Mrs. W a ^ r i n c r . "They're away on vacation and ihey play. But by Augusl ihey slart lo gel bored," And Ihe library, she said, Ihcn becomes a popular place, L I B R A R Y STUDY - Mrs. W a r r i n e r In- slrucls four Immokalee Day School students on proper use of the library. From left lo right, Ihcy are Jim Barfield, Leah Walleri' Janel Crews and Stanley Broome. .; Photo hy Moormann '