Volunteers Gather to Move Thousands of Books

Jul 17, 2012

Hundreds of volunteers will form a human chain to move another 100,000 books to the new Uintah County library in Vernal.   Money from mineral leases for oil and natural gas development in Utah paid for the new library.  But Uintah County commissioner Darlene Burns said getting the books moved is requiring a different energy. About 300 volunteers handed book after book down the line Saturday to move the first 50,000.  Burns said twice that many books will be moved in the next few weeks to complete the project.

 Burns said the new facility is almost four times larger than one built in 1958. It includes a large multipurpose room, smaller classroom and a special area for younger readers. Brianna’s passion for journalism comes from a love of learning and a desire to know everything.  She studies Broadcast Journalism and Political Science at Utah State University and hopes one day to travel the world reporting hard news. She also works as the Aggie Radio news director and a reporter for USU TV.