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Debbie Bell, left, community affairs administrator with HollyFrontier / Navajo Refining Corp. shows Noah Garcia the new Kindle Fire tablet he won as a grand prize in the Artesia Public Library’s summer reading program. With Noah are his brother, Jude Garcia, and mother, Cara Garcia. HollyFrontier and Navajo donated the tablets, which allow users to quickly download books, to the program. (Courtesy Photo)

Debbie Bell, left, community affairs administrator with HollyFrontier / Navajo Refining Corp. shows Noah Garcia the new Kindle Fire tablet he won as a grand prize in the Artesia Public Library’s summer reading program. With Noah are his brother, Jude Garcia, and mother, Cara Garcia. HollyFrontier and Navajo donated the tablets, which allow users to quickly download books, to the program. (Courtesy Photo)

Thanks to HollyFrontier’s corporate mission to be a good neighbor in the community in which refineries are located, Artesia Public Library’s summer reading program received a major helping hand.

A donation of $1,500 was given for the summer program designed for youngsters, teens and adults. In addition, Holly paid for weekly ads in the Daily Press publicizing the library activities and provided three Kindle Fire devices for contest winners.

“HollyFrontier/Navajo Refining Company truly believes in corporate citizenship which extends way beyond our mission statement of operating in a reliable, safe and environmentally responsible manner,” said Debbie Bell, community affairs and building office services administrator. “We are passionate about our employees and their families and truly strive to be a ‘good neighbors,’ supporting our communities through education, community involvement, social programs, the arts, community development and beautification projects, sports programs, and youth programs.”

Navajo Refining is one of five major refineries operated by HollyFrontier and has been a “good neighbor” not only to local schools and nonprofit groups for many years, it also supports a number of similar programs in surrounding communities many of HollyFrontier’s approximately 650 employees and their families call home.

“The library is a good example of the kinds of programs we choose to promote because of the benefit of library resources to all ages,” Bell said. “You can travel all over the world sitting in the library through the pages of books and on the Internet.”

Simon stands with Kindle Fire winner Samuel Vazquez, pictured alongside his father, Jesus Vazquez, and sister, Lillie Catherine. (Courtesy Photo)

Simon stands with Kindle Fire winner Samuel Vazquez, pictured alongside his father, Jesus Vazquez, and sister, Lillie Catherine. (Courtesy Photo)

Laura Simon, right, of the Artesia Public Library presents a Kindle Fire to Breckyn Miller. Also pictured is Breckyn’s mother, Megan Miller. (Courtesy Photo)

Laura Simon, right, of the Artesia Public Library presents a Kindle Fire to Breckyn Miller. Also pictured is Breckyn’s mother, Megan Miller. (Courtesy Photo)