This week on the Listening Project longtime Benton resident Rose Savko talks about growing up with the old Benton Public Library and how important the library was to her.
Rose's story was recorded as part of the 100th Anniversary celebration of the Benton Public Library.
On growing up during the Great Depression:
Rose talks about growing up in Benton during the depression in the 1930's.
On how her father came to southern Illinois from Italy:
WSIU's Listening Project chronicles the history of our region by connecting people with place through their stories. You can hear more stories from the WSIU Listening Project here.