McCracken County librarian joins Kentucky Humanities board

McCracken County Librarian Bobby Ann Wrinkle

PADUCAH — A local librarian has been chosen to serve on the board of a Kentucky organization that awards grants to community programs across the state.

McCracken County Public Library Adult Services Librarian Bobbie Ann Wrinkle has been chosen to serve on the board of directors for Kentucky Humanities, the nonprofit recently announced.

Kentucky Humanities is affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Based in Lexington, it is not a state agency and does not receive state funds, according to its website, but it does partner with the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. It has a number of programs and gives project grants to public programs in Kentucky.

The organization says Wrinkle will help award project grants, set council policies and participate in fundraisers for programs. She has been with the McCracken County Public Library since 1991, directing programs for adults since 1994. She created the Evenings Upstairs program, which brings free performances, lectures and other presentations to the community and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

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