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.