Beatty Library District

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Beatty Library through the years

Here are some of my favorite pics.

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The Beatty Library began about 50 years ago.  The Beatty PTA sorted through boxes of donated books in order to create a library for the community.  The first library was in the town hall building that originally had been moved from the nearby ghost town of Rhyolite.  This building was more than 30 years old and was pulled to Beatty by mules.  The library collection grew and eventually moved to one of the buildings near the Beatty school.  By 1978 no other buildings were large enough to house the collection.  A grant was obtained through the Fleishmann Foundation and in 1982 a new building was erected which is where we are now.  This is the only geodesic dome library in the state.  We are proud that we are unique.  We have had many compliments on our distinctiveness and more importantly on what we have to offer to our community and to the tourists who pass through our doors, many from the northern end of Death Valley National Park.

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
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