Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Yuma City County Library, Yuma, Arizona

[LIB4405] - As Yuma County had no public libraries, in 1958 a formal contract was signed between the City of Yuma and Yuma County for county library services within Yuma County.
Carnegie Library’s name was changed to Yuma City-County Library (YCCL).

Bookmobile service was started with three-month loan of a bookmobile from the Library Extension Service, Arizona State Library.

In 1965 a $165,000 City of Yuma Bond passed to enlarge and remodel the YCCL to a total of 22,605 square feet, This was matched by federal funds.
On March 21, 1966 the YCCL Groundbreaking ceremonies were held, and YCCL construction was completed in October of 1966, at a cost of $335,000. The architect was James S. Liberty, and the contractor was Dennis Construction.

The remodeled Library had seating for 100, and 16 full time employees. [From the website]

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