Originally Published: February 16, 2018 5:58 a.m.
A dream that has been years in the making is finally coming to realization. Yavapai College and the Yavapai County Free Library District have partnered with the Mayer Unified School District to provide the students of Mayer High School and the whole community of Spring Valley with a library of their own.
This partnership extends to the newly formed Friends of Spring Valley Library committee, which has been busy raising money and getting organized to play their role in supporting the library.
“We have been encouraged to see the interest and support there is in Spring Valley for this new library. People in the community are donating money, and businesses are offering their services to help get our new library started. The first fundraiser was a big success and several members of the community voiced their support for our efforts,” Friends President David Blascoe said.
Mr. Blascoe noted there is great value for the whole community in the library’s many resources, including a meeting room, computers and wi-fi, entertainment, education, and more.
“This library shows the potential of providing a place for people to meet and develop friendships and relationships that will go beyond what comes from just the benefit we get from the books and videos.”
The grand opening of the Spring Valley Library is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 in the Mayer High School gym and will conclude with a ribbon cutting at the library. Friends of the Spring Valley Library will have books for sale and refreshments will be served.
Information provided by Yavapai County Free Library District.