The old library at the corner of Cherry and Second Street will make way for a new fire station. 

Progress sometimes brings a bittersweet nostalgia.

Residents of Cedar Springs are witnessing part of their childhood go as the crews moved in Tuesday morning to dismantle the old library. The new fire station is needed, but that doesn't make those memories go away.

The old library building moved into the Cherry Street location in 1941 in what was then the former jail. The new and current Cedar Springs Library is located at 107 N. Main Street.