Glanworth library celebrates
London Community News
By Mallory Clarkson/London Community News/Twitter: @MalloryClarkson
After a hundred years of service, the Glanworth library commemorated its centennial with a community celebration Saturday (July 28).
Held at the branch, more than 100 community members came out for the live music, face painting, refreshments and camaraderie.
“I think we have the oldest members of the community and the youngest members of the community out,” said Victoria White, Glanworth Library Services Task Team member. “It’s brought people together, young and old.”
The task team was formed last year after word broke that the branch would close because the library needs nearly $250,000 in repairs. Although that decision was eventually rescinded, the task team has been fundraising, filling out grant applications and formulating an action plan to raise money for repairs to bring the building up to code.
The group also put their heads together to prepare for Saturday’s anniversary celebration.
For some it may be the library’s heritage, others the community identity and for some it may be the books, but Barbara Shore, another member of the task team, said the fun-filled anniversary party emphasizes how important the library is to many people.
“It brings the community together,” she said.
Along with celebrating the centennial, the group was also excited about an extended deadline to raise funds for the branch.
“They’re not going to close it Dec. 31, so if we actually don’t get the funds raised in time, we have until next spring for sure,” Shore said. “It’s going to happen, there’s tremendous support.”