Monday, October 25, 2010

An idea just needs the right people to put it into effect.

giving a cheer for a new joint venture
I would like to think that an idea brought home from a conference almost twenty years ago is coming to fruition in my world today. I had joined the library director at a conference for small and rural libraries. The best part of the conference, as often happens, was the ideas shared at lunch. We heard of all sorts of cooperative arrangements that were taking place in all sorts of places. We returned with a suggestion. An empty building near the new community college satellite campus, a campus without a library, and a city library bursting at the seams--why not a cooperative venture between the two entities?

The response was underwhelming.

It must have had to be the right person to have the idea, and thus twenty years later, here stands our state legislator (after all, it's election season) with a shovel in his hand.

And the cheer and the shovel are all a part of the ceremonial ground-breaking for the Grandview City--Yakima Community College cooperative library.

That's what's new in My World.

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Kay L. Davies said...

An excellent idea at the time and still a good idea today.
The new library should be great for everyone!!

Kay, Alberta

imac said...

Grand job, bout time eh.

Twylla Alexander said...

How exciting to see an idea become a reality. Libraries are among my favorite places to go in towns throughout the world. Congratulations on being part of such a worthwhile endeavor!

Liz said...

What a great idea!