Library anniversary makes connections

Locals Renee Bockoven and Linda Buturian check out the display that explains the familiar looking murals that adorn the ceiling of the library. “I remember so vividly the first time I walked into the old library,” Buturian said. “The thing I love about this new space is that it honors the past and it anticipates the future.

As a Milaca resident and University of Minnesota professor,  Buturian gave a presentation on area water resources during the day’s events.

Signs that will be installed outside in the library’s rain garden and native shortgrass prairie were also unveiled that day. They explain how the garden recycles and filters water run off from the building and parking lots before it makes its way to the Rum River. The prairie provides an attraction for birds and butterflies while eliminating the need for fertilizers, mowing and watering, creating a sustainable habitat.

For more photos, see the Thursday, May 10 print edition of the Times.