Sam Baker Joins Library Board

Director Pam Marks Swearing In Sam Baker

Director Pam Marks Swearing In Sam Baker

The Anderson Public Library welcomed a new trustee to their board yesterday.  Sam Baker, a long time engineer and library supporter, was sworn in yesterday to replace Chrystal Graham who resigned from the board last month.

Sam grew up in Estill County and always enjoyed the library there.  He said that as a child he would help shelve books in the bookmobile that would visit his home every two weeks.  He also loved to read and won a summer reading contest.

As he grew up, he attended Eastern Kentucky University before joining the air force.  After the air force, he came back to Kentucky and received his engineering degree at the University of Kentucky before moving to Washington State and worked for the army for eight years.

He then came back to Kentucky and became the Maysville city engineer.  During his tenure, he helped the Mason County Library find a new location to build a new library as well as serving on their board for 8 years.  He also helped them through later expansions.

After 22 years as the city engineer, Sam decided to retire in Anderson County to be near his son and granddaughters.  Having moved here about four years ago, he has been excited to see the Anderson Public Library’s expansion project and notified director Pam Marks that he would like to serve on the board to share his expertise if an opening became available.

Now as a trustee, he has toured the Main Street library location that is under construction and has had a cursory look at the plans.  He feels the expansion project is going great and will continue to help serve residents of Anderson County.

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