Passing the Book in Ft. White
It was a team effort, that was "overdue." A new library is now open in Fort White, and it took hundreds of kids to move the last book from the old facility.
Side by side, Moore and about 700 Ft White elementary, middle, and high school students lined State Road 47, passing the last book from the old library on Wilson Springs road, to a new, much larger, branch.
A journey that's taken about five years, according Patti Street, Ft. White Branch Manager.
"A lot of kids here, they're rural...they live in rural areas. They ride the bus home, they can't get to the library...but now we're across the street, they know we're here now, and I think we'll see a lot more kids at the library," said Street.
When the state cut library funding, Columbia county took over the project...which cost a grand total of $800,000.
The facility is designed to serve district 2, or the southern half of the county, but is also open to everyone who wishes to attend.
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