Residents of Round Valley gathered at the Round Valley School recently to dedicate the new school library to the Arcularius family.
Despite state money that has not yet come in, the school board and the parent teacher organization were able to come up with the money to build a new library at Round Valley School. Principal Robert Barker explained that the library and learning center would be used everyday as a classroom, plus all classes use the new library to check out books once a week.
County Supervisor Linda Arcularius and her husband Howard attended the ceremony, but Round Valley staff was able to keep the new name a secret before the dedication of what will now be called the Arcularius Library and Learning Center.
Barker explained that years ago, Howard Arculariuss great grandmother had donated the land where the school now sits. Howard Arcularius is a school board member, who along with other family members, are known for lending the school equipment when needed and putting in hours of volunteer time. They donate, donate, then give some more, Barker said.
With that, it was off to the new facility to cut the ceremonial ribbon on the new building. Rows of books and new science projects were on display. One young man showed this reporter how the dry erase board could slide to the side to reveal a hidden storage area behind.
Then lights were turned out for the night, the people went home, and the new Arcularius Library and Learning center was put to rest for the night, ready for students in the morning.