Fall City Library Construction Project
Fall City Community Digs Groundbreaking
A large turnout in a small community is a good indicator that residents in
Fall City enjoyed the library groundbreaking event Wednesday afternoon, June
13. Just shortly after school let out for the day, a crowd of more than 100
children and adults gathered at the site of the former Fall City Library- which
is where the new 5,000 square foot library will soon be built. The library
officially closed on May 13 for demolition work. As children donned kid-sized
yellow hard hats and were handed small yellow shovels, sixth-grade trumpet
and saxophone players from the Chief Kanim Middle School Band entertained the
After the crowd took seats - with many people still standing in the back - KCLS Director Bill Ptacek warmly welcomed everyone and gave an overview of the $2.7 million project, which is part of the $172 million capital replacement bond approved by voters in 2004.
Librarian Michele Drovdahl introduced Fall City Library staff and Vanessa Allen, President of the Fall City Community Association, and Leona Hollis, with Friends of the Library, said a few words. Contractors and architects also voiced their excitement for the soon-to-be-built library.
When it came time for the ceremonial digging, children with small shovels joined dignitaries with gold shovels in turning the earth. Following the ceremony, the crowd enjoyed refreshments and picked-up free book bags, coloring books and small pieces of wrapped brick from the recently demolished library.