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Cheney Library turns 25

Silver anniversary is a tribute to hard work of many community volunteers


Cheney Free Press

From the Nov. 17 issue of the Cheney Free Press: As the clock in Jim Reinbold's hands reached 5:27 p.m., Mayor Al Ogdon read a proclamation declaring Cheney's participation in the statewide centennial celebration outside the new library as Chris Stewart looks on;

The Cheney City Library has come a long ways in a relatively short time.

From most humble beginnings in a storefront, the library celebrates a milestone Tuesday, Nov. 12, the present location's 25th birthday. The library has an open house from 6-8 p.m. that night with a variety of activities scheduled.

However, had it not been for a group of volunteers – unofficially known as the "kitchen cabinet," but officially called the Friends of the Cheney Library - the idea for the facility might never have been cooked up.

"A group of people worked from the beginning with an idea," Joan Daugherty,...

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