Letter: Seeing old library come down both sad and glad for Camp Verdeans

Editor:

For those of us who volunteered in the old library, it was both a sad and “glad” day to see the old building come down this week. While the caption included with the photo in The Bugle stated “no interested bystanders watched as the old Camp Verde library was torn down to make room for additional parking spaces for the new library,” I just wanted to let you know that there were many of us volunteers, and patrons, in the new library who were watching the demolition through the windows of the new library, but wanted to stay out of the way of the heavy equipment and be away from the dust, dirt, and noise.

What an exciting day to know that we will soon have much more parking for patrons and those coming to use the library meeting rooms. This is a dream come true.

I have many fond memories of people and events in the old library, not to mention the wonderful books, but am so happy to be a part of the new library and what it means for the community. Our Friends of Camp Verde Library group is a great success so far with almost 100 members. Thanks to those members, and the patrons who purchase used books in our Book Nook on the second floor, we are able to donate $2,000 to the library’s Summer Reading Program for both the Children’s library and the Teen Library.

Jeannette Teets

President

Friends of Camp Verde Library

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