If you're going to have a library in a park, you've got to have a park. And to have a park you need trees, right?
That's what Salt Lake County Library Director Eileen Longsworth thought, and Boy Scout Robert Taylor of Troop 483 agreed.Robert was looking for an Eagle Scout project last fall about the time Longsworth was looking for greenery.
The county's latest library branch, the Park Library, was to be located next to Valley Regional Park at 27th West and 49th South, but on the library grounds stood only one tree.
So Robert decided to do something about it. He was honored at the library's groundbreaking Wednesday for raising $364.09 to buy trees to help landscape the site.
He said he went door to door for money and also held a garage sale with "a bunch of stuff" donated by neighbors.
The county doesn't have enough money to fully landscape the site of the $1.2 million library immediately, so the tree money is an especially important contribution, Longsworth said.
The 12,500-square-foot Park Library will be completed late this year or early in 1990.
James B. Whitehead Jr., chairman of the Taylorsville-Bennion Community Council, said the facility is the realization of a dream for area parents who want their children to enjoy the benefits of neighborhood library service.