Dobson library receives book donation


The Dobson Communmity Library recently held a reception for Smith Freeman, who donated 279 books to the library. Among those attending were, from left, Dobson Town Manager Josh Smith, Betsy Freeman, Smith Freeman, Amos Freeman, Branch Librarian Cindy Brannock, and Assistant Branch Librarian Salina Zagurski.


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New York attorney Smith Freeman with some of the books he recently donated to the Dobson Community Library in honor of his late parents. His father, Frank Freeman, was an attorney in Dobson and for years a district court judge; his mother. Clara Freeman taught in Dobson High School and Surry Central High School.


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The son of a former local judge and school teacher recently made a donation to the Dobson Community Library in memory of his parents.

Smith Freeman of New York, New York, was on hand last week to give the library 279 books.

The donation was made in memory of his parents Frank and Clara Freeman. Frank Freeman was an attorney in Dobson and for years a district court judge. Clara Freeman taught in Dobson High School and Surry Central High School for more than 30 years.

The library hosted a small reception to thank Smith Freeman for this book donation. Attending the reception were family and friends of the Freeman family. Those attending were Smith Freeman’s sister, Betsy Freeman Fox and her husband Dr. Richard Fox; Amos Freeman, Smith Freeman’s brother who lives in Dobson, and his good friend for 55 years Danny Jackson.

Jackson’s mother Hester Jackson was a head librarian at Dobson for many years. She also was an avid Surry County historian. Two representatives from the Dobson Library Board, Peggy Stanley and Tanya Hall, as well as Josh Smith, the town manager of Dobson, attended.

A selection of the books will be displayed at the Dobson Community Library for a time before being sent to the Northwestern Regional headquarters in Elkin for cataloging.

The Dobson Communmity Library recently held a reception for Smith Freeman, who donated 279 books to the library. Among those attending were, from left, Dobson Town Manager Josh Smith, Betsy Freeman, Smith Freeman, Amos Freeman, Branch Librarian Cindy Brannock, and Assistant Branch Librarian Salina Zagurski.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_IMG_0427.jpgThe Dobson Communmity Library recently held a reception for Smith Freeman, who donated 279 books to the library. Among those attending were, from left, Dobson Town Manager Josh Smith, Betsy Freeman, Smith Freeman, Amos Freeman, Branch Librarian Cindy Brannock, and Assistant Branch Librarian Salina Zagurski. Submitted photo

New York attorney Smith Freeman with some of the books he recently donated to the Dobson Community Library in honor of his late parents. His father, Frank Freeman, was an attorney in Dobson and for years a district court judge; his mother. Clara Freeman taught in Dobson High School and Surry Central High School.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_IMG_0429.jpgNew York attorney Smith Freeman with some of the books he recently donated to the Dobson Community Library in honor of his late parents. His father, Frank Freeman, was an attorney in Dobson and for years a district court judge; his mother. Clara Freeman taught in Dobson High School and Surry Central High School. Submitted photo
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