Gold-painted shovels pitched away divots of heaped ceremonial clay in the climactic moment of the Crozet library groundbreaking June 26. The 20,000-square-foot, $5.8 million urban-feeling building is happening. A genial crowd of about 250 library wellwishers came out in the comfortable weather to witness the tape fall at the finish line.
But the real news flash was the announcement that the Friends of the Library, the group that organizes the used books sales at the Gordon Avenue Branch and which every year gives the library system $100,000, had for the last three years squirreled away money and now could present $100,000 to the Build Crozet Library fundraising cause. Friends president Fran Feigert passed a ceremonial check to fundraising committee chair Bill Schrader.
“We raised this dollar by dollar,” she told him emphatically.