Organizers forming ‘human chain’ to move Briceville Library books Aug. 24

Briceville Library Construction

Construction work at the new Briceville Public Library in July. (Photo courtesy Coal Creek Watershed Foundation)

After years of work, it’s almost moving day at the new Briceville Public Library.

Supporters are looking for about 150-175 people to form a “human chain” at 10 a.m. Aug. 24 to move about 1,100 books from the old library to the new one. The library is now housed in a 20-foot by 22-foot room at the Briceville Friendship Center. It will move into a new 2,000-square-foot building at 111 Slate Stone Road, next to Briceville School.

Volunteers will join members of the Briceville Library Project Committee, as well as area residents and others, for this long-awaited and highly anticipated event. Teams of people would be welcome also, the nonprofit Coal Creek Watershed Foundation said in a press release.

In a prelude to Saturday’s event, on Friday afternoon, Aug. 23, children at the Briceville Elementary School will be part of a “young people’s chain” to transfer books from the library’s Children’s Section to the new building. The chain will begin at the corner of the Briceville Elementary campus, and kids will actually “shelve the books” in the new Children’s Area.

The Coal Creek Watershed Foundation said two new historical markers will be installed at the new library to honor the miners of Coal Creek and their love of both education and reading. Pictures of the new library and other information is available at www.coalcreekaml.com. You may also view PDFs of the proposed historical markers by visiting http://www.coalcreekaml.com/HistoricMarkerLibrary.pdf.

Parking for the “human chain” will be available at Briceville Elementary School. Briceville is southwest of Lake City in Anderson County.

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