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Kids invited to help break ground for new Am.F. library

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Children with toy tractors, dump trucks and sandbox shovels are invited to serve as earth-moving dignitaries at a 7 p.m. groundbreaking Monday for the new $3.5 million library.

Library director Christy Reimschussel said the ceremonies, which will be held at Robinson Park, 100 East and Main, are designed to involve the generation that will use the building for decades to come."The library belongs to the people of American Fork, and we want the people to have an important role in getting the library construction off to a good start," Reimschussel said.

Comtrol Inc. of Sandy submitted the low bid for the new library, which was designed by Hart Fisher and Associates with input from residents during town meetings.

"I think the community feels they had a part in the design," said Holly Harris, the firm's spokeswoman.

Both the old library and old post office will be demolished to make way for the new library building. Asbestos has been removed from both buildings.