Newport Branch Library

Comments from Dr. David Ritchie, President, Library Board of Trustees

“Welcome. Today is an exciting day for us. A project which has been important to the Library staff and Board of Trustees is about to begin. We have been planning this new library for the past several years and starting today, we will begin to see tangible progress on the visions we have for this library branch.

“To look around us now, it may not be easy to visualize the wonderful library that you will see the next time you are in this building. But it is our promise to the community that this building will be transformed into a beautiful, state-of-the-art library.

“We have seen our newer branches become centers of community activity. That is part of our vision for this new library, as well. We hope our patrons will come in to read, check out library materials and use our computers. We also hope they will visit Chapters Café or attend a meeting in our meeting rooms.

“Thank you for joining us today to launch this project. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I want to thank our Director, Carlton Sears, and all those who have worked so hard on bringing us to the place we are today. We are pleased to see our vision for a new library begin to take shape.”

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