January 2nd marks the one year anniversary of the opening of the Anderson Public Library’s newly renovated building on North Main Street.
The renovation project, which started back in mid 2016 with the library moving to a temporary location, saw a major change to the original library building.
During renovation, a large 8000 square foot addition was added to the existing building. New meeting room spaces were added along with great new children’s areas. In the original part of the building, a new Maker Space was added along with a recreated Anderson County/Kentucky History Room.
In commenting about the year anniversary, library board of trustees president, Bryan Proctor, said that the library has seen steady growth because of the expansion.
“I personally believe this renovation and new construction has added so many more opportunities for the youth and adults in our community,” he said.
In celebration of the anniversary, members can visit the library on Monday, January 7th for a slice of Happy Birthday Anderson Public Library cake and a free bookmark (while supplies last), and will be raffling a four pack of cupcakes every two hours until 6pm.
The library will also be offering fine forgiveness for DVD late fees on Fridays during the month of January. All members need to do is bring a late DVD back on a Friday in January to have the late fee waived.
Members can also enter a raffle to win a library t-shirt. One shirt will be given away every week in January.