Washington’s new library was unveiled to the public over the weekend and it is a facility that all residents of the area can share in pride with the city. The $3.4 million renovation and expansion project resulted in a beautiful, functional, easily accessible building that is appealing to all ages.
It is a credit to the taxpayers, who deserve the most credit because they approved the library project as the No. 1 priority in renewing the city’s capital improvement sales tax. Mike Hopkins, library board president, gave special recognition to the taxpayers for approving the tax to fund the capital improvement project. He was on target in his remarks last Friday night when 150 people attended a special opening for the Friends of the Library. Another large crowd attended Sunday’s open house.
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