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Retired Lufkin Librarian still educating students

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All October, Lufkin students have taken short trips to the Kurth Memorial Library. The trips are both educational and fun.

The trips are put on by former Lufkin Middle School librarian Ellen Miller. The trip lets students sharpen their research skills.

Miller hopes this short trip to the city's library will help these students as they advance in their future.

"They just have a wide variety of opportunities here," Miller said

 Miller has over 40 years in the educational system and for the last 8 years she has led the 6th grade scavenger hunt at the library.

"At Lufkin Middle School, we have a good library as well, but here there are more opportunities for research than we have at our campus," Miller said.

"It's a passion to keep helping kids," Miller said. "Even though I've retired, I volunteer at several schools because I like to continue to be around young people and see them branch out and learn new things."

The students search the library high and low, looking for answers as they learn how the library is more than just finding books to read.

"I like working together and finding stuff out we need for the scavenger hunt," student Adriana Garcia said.

"It's important because my parents and I can now find stuff," student Ivette Bahena said.

 For the last two years, Miller has volunteered her time doing the hunt, hoping the program never stops.

"I'll do it as long as Lufkin lets me do it," Miller said. It would be a shame for people now to know what the library is like and what they have to offer."

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