A small but appreciative crowd gathered in Cache Creek on July 12 to watch the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new library.
Work on the building, to be situated beside the Royal Bank on Hwy 1, should begin within two weeks. The library is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2013.
The project is being funded by the TNRD, and chairman Randy Murray is excited about it. “The building will be customized for the community,” he said, “accommodating a variety of non-traditional uses.”
Kevin Ryan of Blue Green Architecture Inc., who designed the building, stressed that libraries are “the heart of a community” and must be “inviting and comfortable”. He added that the new building will contain a variety of spaces, including a large area for web-based activities, a children’s space, and a quiet area for more traditional usage.
The current Cache Creek library is in a leased building that was not designed as a library. With the construction of libraries in Cache Creek and Logan Lake, the TNRD will own all the library buildings in the region, supporting sustainability and stability in the various communities.