“I believe in Spencer County!” That’s what Annie Oxley proclaims when she is asked about Spencer County. Though Annie was not born in Spencer County she knows the area well having been apart of MANY boards, committees, and groups throughout her 37 year stay in Spencer County. But she does not consider any of her rolls within the county her greatest achievement; that is having been raised by great parents, marrying a wonderful person, Rob, being a Mom to two great children, Jodi and Brian, (and a mother-in-law to two wonderful people, Tim and Stephanie), and being a grandparent to four beautiful little kids, Brayden, Dalton, Melanie and Adler.
Serving on many boards that involved her directly in North Spencer School affairs, Annie recognized a growing concern. Funding for school libraries was being cut by the state and Annie could not let that the lack of money hinder the usefulness of the school libraries, a facet students needed to achieve the best education they possible can.
With the help of the Spencer County Community Foundation, Annie established the North Spencer County School Corporations Library Endowment. This fund’s earning would go directly to all the school libraries in North Spencer to keep all the facilities supplied with the educational reading material students need for success in school. Annie strongly believes that reading material is vital to everyone and that it may open the world up to students.
North Spencer County School Corporation Library Fund: A designated fund established by the board of the North Spencer County School Corporation to be funded by gifts from the community for the purchase of reading materials for school libraries in the corporation.