La Sal library is open, open, open

by Maxine Deeter
It is now official – the La Sal branch of the San Juan County library opened for buisness yesterday.  I hope a lot of folks head on down there and take a look (and a book or two).
I guess Good Friday is not the best time for a grand opening pot luck.  Last Friday’s event to christen the new library was sparsely attended.  I think folks were out and about enjoying the Easter weekend.  But there was no lack of good food!  A few good friends as well.
Attending from out of town in their official capacities were County Library Director Dustin Fife and his lovely wife and County Library Board chair Georgiana Simpson with her family. 
Expect to see several more satellite libraries open around the county in the next couple of weeks.
The library will be opened two days a week – Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.  The space of the library is comparable to the squire footage of the bookmobile. 
If you look close you will see that most of the books have a little sticker that indicates they formerly belonged to the bookmobile!
There are also two public lap top computers with internet access.  If you don’t have a County library card, that can be done right on site. 
As I mentioned before, it smells like a library!  Come on out and see for yourself.  Remember, books will be accessible two days a week not just twice a month.
If the item you want is not immediately on site and can be found elsewhere in the county library system it is an easy thing to get it shipped to La Sal. 
I know several curriers who make that trip on a regular basis.  Audio and video materials should be available soon. 
The whole thing will be kept together by the very able librarian Karry Deeter.  She also shouldered the whole burden of the pot luck last week even though it was not her idea to start with but rather an idea of her mother-in-law.  For that I profoundly apologize!
See you at the library!

San Juan Record

49 South Main St
PO Box 879
Monticello, UT 84535

Phone: 435.587.2277
Fax: 435.587.3377
Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday