FARMINGTON — The Farmington/Headquarters library opened its doors to the public Saturday.
After three years of planning and construction, the ribbon was cut and the public streamed into a building that dwarfs the 48-year old library to the east. That building will be razed.
“Now we are moving Davis County into the 21st Century,” County Commissioner John Petroff said, adding, “We feel it is important to invest in the future.”
That future includes nearly three times the public space of the old library, including a spacious and bright children’s library, capped by a large and colorful window
and child-sized furniture and seating areas.
There are now 12 personal computer stations compared to four, an auditorium that seats 90 and a young-adult area with bistro-style tables and seating.
“This is the crown jewel for the whole library system,” County Commission Chair Bret Millburn said. “This is our library where you can connect to the world.”
“I wish I had a video to show you how 70,000 books were moved in an incredibly short time,” said Commissioner Louenda Downs.
For more information check out the Oct 18 edition of Davis Clipper.