“As a young child growing up in Greenwood, one of the places you knew you could feel safe, spend nice quiet time alone with a book, or enjoy story time with a group of friends being read a book by someone in our community, was at the Sebastian County Public Library. One of my very best friends was Mark Amos, and his mother, Mrs. Margie Amos, worked at the library. It was just always a great place to ride your bicycle to and spend time with a friend.” Mayor Kinslow also remembers the library serving as a safe haven for victims of the 1968 Greenwood tornado. “If memory serves me right, I believe the library was a place of registration for those that were needing help, whether it be medical services or the need for clothing or food after that devastating storm. I believe the Sebastian County Public Library here in Greenwood has always fulfilled a very special need in our community and I hope and trust that it will continue to do that in the future.”