Ozark-Dale Co. Library looking to build a new building

Published: May. 1, 2018 at 2:49 PM CDT
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It's no denying that libraries are changing, just as with everything else, a lot happens online.

Noel Gutierrez spends 3-4 days a week at the Ozark Library.

He says, “A book is like an old friend; you can go and share ideas. It's really good reading books."

But the building, built over 50 years ago is outdated.

So, the system is raising money to build a state of the art facility.

Bonnie Crawford oversees the fundraising and so far, they have almost one million dollars, they need three million.

They want Wi-Fi and more computers, community rooms, and enhanced learning for the kids.

She says no matter how high tech we all are, we still need a library.

She says, "What if you have an e-book but no computer, what do you do? So that’s where the library comes in."

They plan to work with Dale County and Ozark City Schools to make reading something kids want to do, again.

Crawford says, "We already have a list of what they are reading, but we want to go a step above that."

The library plans to have fundraisers every quarter until they reach their goal.

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