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Duvall welcomes new library

  • Written by Valley View Staff

 

 

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Mason Lantz places the last of the “book brigade” books (Curious George) into the bin that would go into Duvall’s new library. Photo by Ron Bailey.

 

On Aug. 25, Duvall residents lined up on the sidewalks for a ceremonial “book brigade” to move the final few books, one at a time, from the old library to the new one just a block away and across the street. Bill Ptacek, KCLS director, who spoke at the grand opening, surveyed the crowd and said, “I don’t think anyone else is at home – everybody’s here.”

The Duvall Library, which in the 1930s was operated and supplied by the Women’s Civic Club, is now part of the King County Library System which is the largest in America.

Paige Denison, president of the Duvall Library Board, told the crowd: “When you sit down on one of these comfy chairs with a child on your lap, you are home.”

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Following the speeches and ribbon-cutting, local residents were more than ready to check out the new library. Photo by Ron Bailey.
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Where, oh, where is the book I want? Photo by Ron Bailey.
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Bee Mundy, 93, a library volunteer, passes books along to the next in line. Staff photo/Lisa Allen

 

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The stained glass rose, created in memory of Duvall librarian Rose Norenberg, was removed from the door of the old library and hung in the new library’s study room. Lisa Allen/staff photo
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The stained glass rose, created in memory of Duvall librarian Rose Norenberg, was removed from the door of the old library and hung in the new library’s study room. Lisa Allen/staff photo

 

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