The Glenwood City Public Library will be celebrating its 115th anniversary this summer. In June of 1900, a library board of commissioners was appointed to look after the public library provided for the city through the diligent efforts of Mr. A. J. Cushing.
The library in 1900 retained about 300 volumes, all donated by the citizens of Glenwood City. The library currently houses 9,400 volumes as well as providing access to thousands of additional items of all types via our online catalog.
The library will mark this milestone with a kick-off celebration on Monday, June 22, 2015, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Local authors will read excerpts from “Echoes of Our Past: The Way it Was”, published by the Glenwood Area Historical Society and cake and lemonade will be served.
The library board will also sponsor a “Theme Basket” contest. Participants will have until July 20th to submit a basket that centers on a book and includes items that relate to the book’s theme. The baskets will be entered in a Silent Auction and the winner of the contest will receive a cash prize! The winner will be announced at the Ice Cream Social on July 27th at the library. High marks will be given for originality and creativity! “Golden Tickets” will also be placed in 115 books and ticket finders will receive a small prize.
Join us as we celebrate 115 years of service to our community! Call the library for details at 715-265-7443 or visit our website at http://www.glenwoodcitylibrary.org. The library is located at 127 Pine Street, Glenwood City.