Congressman Carl A. Elliott Sr.:

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Congressman Carl A. Elliott Sr., of Jasper, served the old Alabama Seventh District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1949 to 1965. During his time in office, he served on the House Veteran's Committee, the Education and Labor Committee, the Rules Committee, and chaired the Select Committee for Government Research. Elliott authored and co-sponsored the Library Services Act, the first U.S. federally funded legislation for libraries. The act (now the Library Services and Technology Act) provided bookmobiles and furthered library service to rural Americans nationwide. In 1958, he co-authored the National Defense Education Act (NDEA) which provided materials for the improvement of education nationwide and provided low-interest loans for needy college and graduate school students. During the course of his career, he championed civil rights, better educational opportunities, and federal assistance to the needy. In 1990, Congressman Elliott was the first recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award which is given annually by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation honoring individuals, usually public servants, who show unusual courage in defiance of the odds.

Check out Ebooks from the Library

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Ebooks and audiobooks are available for download to your eReader or mobile device through Camellia Net, a digital library for several Alabama libraries.

All you need to check out and download is an internet connection, a valid library card in good standing from any Carl Elliott Regional Library branch, and free software available to transfer your downloaded materials to your eReader or mobile device.

To log in to your account, use your library card number found on the back of your card and your PIN number. The default PIN is 1111 if you've never accessed your account on our website.

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