Hillary Clinton Honored With Little Rock Children's Library

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Tuesday, 09 Jul 2013 12:08 PM

By Andrea Billups

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Former President Bill Clinton isn't the only political star honored with a library in his home state.

On Monday, former Secretary of State and former First Lady Hillary Clinton received her own Little Rock library, and she joined in to celebrate the event dedicating the new facility, USA Today reported.

The Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library and Learning Center was approved by a vote June 27 of the Central Arkansas Library System. It honors the nation's and the state's former first lady and longtime children's advocate.

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Clinton read a children's book, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," at the opening.

Officials called the honor a perfect fit for the possible 2016 presidential candidate's long record of service in Arkansas, where her husband was governor for 12 years, and around the world, public radio's UALR reported.

“I think she’s done so much over the decades really working with children, particularly starting in Arkansas, even before she was first lady,” Bobby Roberts, library system director, told UALR.

“This has been a cause of hers and a consistent cause for many, many years and a lot of good things that have happened in Arkansas, really you can trace back, I think, to some of her work and some of her advocacy with children. So it’s a great fit.”

The 30,000 square foot, $12 million library is outfitted with a computer lab, theater, teaching kitchen, and, of course, an extensive set of books, CDs and DVDs.

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