Events celebrate library centennial

HINCKLEY – The Hinckley Public Library District has come a long way from its start in April 1913.

For the first 50 years, the library was supported entirely by donations and two bake sales per year. In 1963, voters passed a referendum to make the library tax supported. It has progressed through two name changes, seven directors since 1964, two relocations and a recent renovation. The library expanded its usable space by annexing the adjoining meeting room, tearing down a wall and turning it into a children’s room.

Work was completed just in time for National Library Week and the 100th Birthday Celebration, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 with Game Night for Grown-Ups, for anyone 16 and older.

To celebrate a century of service to the community the library is holding an open house from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, April 15, with birthday cupcakes, coffee and punch.

Free one-on-one computer instruction will be offered throughout National Library Week (April 15-20). Registration is available at the desk.

Tom Riley will give a presentation on Lasagna Gardening and Beyond at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17.

On Thursday, April 18 South Moon BBQ will donate 10 percent of the day’s total sales to the library to help purchase a community table.

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