The Anderson Public Library has seen many changes in the past year with lots of added features and services. To showcase and celebrate the reopening of the library after the expansion project, we would like to invite everyone from the community to join us for our grand opening celebration.
Starting at 9am on Saturday, February 17th, the library will have many events and activities for all ages. The day will start with an official ribbon cutting, speeches from elected officials, and musical performances from the Lawrenceburg Academy of Performing Arts Children’s Choir and the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg.
There will be a number of other activities including crafts, local history/microfilm demonstrations, writing workshops, and free refreshments. Local musicians, The Highs & The Lows and Jarrod Stratton, will also be performing.
In addition, representatives from local community organizations will be offering information about their unique resources and services in the community meeting room. Activities will conclude by 1pm. See below for a full list of events.
Pam Marks, director of the library, invites everyone from the community to come join us in this video.
Celebration Begins – 9:00am
Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at the Parking Lot Entrance.
Opening Remarks at the Fireplace by Library Director Pam Marks.
Color Guard and Pledge of Allegiance by Girl Scouts Troop 71.
Prayer by Charles “Chuck” Brumley.
Library Board President Bryan Proctor
Judge Executive Orbrey Gritton
State Representative James Tipton
9:30am – Lawrenceburg Academy of Performing Arts Children’s Choir in the Rotunda.
10:30am – Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg in the Rotunda.
11:30am – Music by The Highs & The Lows in Community Meeting Room A.
12:30pm – Music by Jarrod Stratton in Community Meeting Room A.
Children and Teen Activities
10am-1pm – Crafts and more in the Children’s Activity Room, including birdhouses, magnets, paper bag puppets, and cookie decorating.
10am-1pm – Scavenger hunt, board games, and Teen Advisory Board information at the Teen Activity Room.
History and Writing Demonstrations
10am-1pm – Genealogy and local history questions answered along with microfilm demonstrations by Sharon Pike in the Kentucky History Room.
10am-1pm – Help to write your story by Carnegie Writing Center teacher, Teri Carter, by Main Street entrance.
1pm – Create Found Poetry by selecting and isolating words from a printed source to create a new meaning, in the Maker Space.
Crafts and More for Adults in Maker Space
10am – Make your own lotions and hand sanitizers.
11am – Participate in a craft contest.
12pm – Make your own sock snowmen.
12:30pm – Learn about new books at the library during the Book Buzz.
Activities for Families
10am-1pm – Rock painting by Shannon Clinton in the Conference Room.
10am-1pm – Community partners with free information, Anderson Humane Society, and Outreach Services in Community Meeting Room B.
10am-1pm – Photo booth at Children’s Stage Area.