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Library makes the move

November 6, 2013 by

Book moving from the Lake County Public Library took place over the weekend of Saturday, Nov. 2 and Sunday, Nov. 3, with help from

Amy Hutchinson, left, accepted a $100,000 check from Jerald Steward, middle, president of the Lake County Library Endowment Fund Board and Al Monaco, right, treasurer of the board in front of the new library building.  Steward said the Fund’s purpose is to financially assist and enrich Lake County libraries, or “To make a good library better”. See page 9 for photos and story on the move.

           LIBRARY RECEIVES $100,000 DONATION   Amy Hutchinson, left, accepted a $100,000 check from Jerald Steward, middle, president of the Lake County Library Endowment Fund Board and Al Monaco, right, treasurer of the board in front of the new library building. Steward said the Fund’s purpose is to financially assist and enrich Lake County libraries, or “To make a good library better”. See page 9 for photos and story on the move.

local members of the High School football and volleyball teams.  The football group worked on Saturday, with the volleyball team sending members on Sunday, as the girls had a playoff game on Saturday.

Boys of the football team laughed and joked with each other as they moved books onto carts provided by a professional moving company hired for the job.  The library provided snacks and water throughout the day, with certain times set aside for 10-15 minute breaks.

Earlier in the week, elementary school kids accompanied by their watchful teachers and parents walked from their Fremont school classrooms to the courthouse.  Each came out with armfuls of picture books, lining up to allow the crossing guards a chance to stop the flow of traffic long enough for each class to cross the street.

Once they made it safely over F Street, the kids brought their burdens to the new library location at 26 S. G St.

Shelves were placed around the library in preparation for the two moves, showing just what was in store for the future of the building.  Each of the new shelving units has a locking bookend for each section of books, which members of the athletic moving teams helped install.  The new shelving quickly filled over the weekend as the old library quickly emptied.

See photos in our Photo Gallery Page.

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