Rhodes might help build new library room

GOLDEN VALLEY - If a major developer decides to pitch in and help, it might not take the Golden Valley Library long to have a new programs room.

Without help, the project is expected to take more than a year.

Friends of the Library President Jay Colden told the volunteer organization's board on April 3 that Rhodes Homes Pravada had indicated some interest in helping with the building project.

Ron Caskey of Mohave County Planning and Zoning is working on getting engineer's drawings and a cost estimate for the 20-by-40-foot room, Colden said.

"We don't know how much this is going to cost until we get the drawings back," he said.

Nor will the Friends know how much footwork the volunteers will have to put in if Rhodes decides not to provide assistance.

"The three of us (officers) can't do it alone," Colden said. "It took Yvonne (Meredith, former president) and her group seven years to get this library built here. This could take some time."

"I expect this will take us more than a year," said Treasurer Patsy McCarter.

The volunteers would be needed to contact licensed and bonded contractors in the area to ask for payment-in-kind donations of materials and labor.

In other business, the Friends:

• Heard that Colden and Vice President William McCarter will build a new wooden front, book drop and shelving for new Librarian Otis Brooks's desk. The cost is not to exceed $100.

• Told Brooks to start looking for a new chair for his desk. He said he would try to find a good replacement on sale.