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Entries sought for time capsule

“Every hero has a story” is the theme for the summer reading program throughout the state.

The Farmington Public Library is incorporating the idea by asking area children to tell the story of their favorite hero – with the idea of future generations reading the essay 50 years from now.

The new library facility under construction at the corner of Liberty and A Streets in Farmington will have a time capsule sealed in the floor of the “clear story” entrance.

Among the items enclosed will be essays from area children about their favorite local hero.

Library Director Karen Roman said she was discussing items for the capsule with city administrator Greg Beavers when he mentioned the idea of including submissions from local children.

The library is providing special acid-free paper to ensure the essays remain intact. Each essay should contain the name and age of the writer as well as the name of the hero and either a short description or several reasons why this person is their hero.

Parents or grandparents may provide assistance to those who are unable to complete the essays on their own.

Each properly submitted essay will be enclosed in the time capsule, which will be opened in 2065.

Essay forms are available at the Farmington Public Library, located at 108 W. Harrison St. Entries should be returned to the library prior to July 31 and become the property of the library. No essays will be accepted after that date.

For more information, contact the library at 573-756-5779.

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new facility is set for Sept. 23. The library will be closed during the month of August as staff moves to the new location and undergoes training for the new facility.

The library is one of the capital improvement projects included in the one-half cent sales tax extension passed by voters in November of 2013.

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