Pictured: Chairperson of the Friends of the Price City Library Bob Tanner (right) with local artist Noleena Davis (center) and Price City Library Head Librarian Norma Procarione (left)
By R. Chantz Richens
Previously, the Price City Library’s children section has been devoted to a small room with brimming bookshelves and places to sit and enjoy the world of children’s literature.
The Annex, however, will change that. The library’s basement, which in previous months has undergone extensive renovations, will soon be open to the public as a new area which will offer much to the community.
The area will offer a central location for the community to gather for meetings and several activities hosted by the library.
The area features a place where patrons may take part in annual crafting projects put on by the library as well as an impressive mural by local artist Noleena Denison with the help of her student, Lindsay Lauridsen.
The mural, which measures nearly eight feet square, took over 200 hours total to complete and features a picturesque scene inviting children to enjoy a good book.
“It was a lot of work, but I loved it,” said Denison.
The mural is housed on one of the basement’s walls and will be the location of the library’s weekly story time event, offering a warm and comfortable environment for patrons.
Much work, however, still needs to be done in the basement before it is ready to be opened. Additional furnishings are needed as well as an entrance ramp for challenged patrons. Donations are needed for the work of installing said ramp.
The Friends of the Price City Library are asking interested persons to consider donations to help the Annex become the best space it can be.
Those wanting to donate are encouraged to send their donations to the Eastern Utah Community Credit Union, located at 675 East 100 North in Price. Those who donate $25 or more will be given a plaque to be engraved with a name or message that will then be added to a donation wall, which will be added to the Annex at a later date.
Checks should be made out to Friends of the Price City Library and donations are tax deductible.
Any questions should be directed to Bob Tanner, chairperson of the Friends of the Price City Library, by calling Tanner directly at (435) 637-3442.
Check back next week for another update on the Price City Library’s improvements.