SEVENTY-FIVE years is a long time. Three quarters of a century to be exact.
To serve the public for such duration, quality must be at the forefront. And so it is with the St. Clairsville Public Library.
The St. C. library is celebrating its 75th birthday this week. And like fine wine, it is getting better with age. To commemorate this occasion, the library, located at 108 W. Main St., is hosting a "Celebrating 75 Years Anniversary Kick-Off."
May 1 marks the day the library first opened in 1938.
There are numerous activities planned for Wednesday's celebration.
The kick-off begins from noon until 2 p.m. when free hot dogs, popcorn and lemonade will be provided as part of patron appreciation. More activities will follow later in the evening. Crafts and entertainment will be provided for both younger children and teens. There will be a mini-performance by the Story-Time Children's Group.
There will also be a cake decorating contest.
Mayor Bob Vincenzo will present a mayoral proclamation, declaring Wednesday "St. Clairsville Public Library Day." There will also be a celebration birthday cake.
Richelle Klug is the director of the library while Debbie Gordon is president of the library's board of trustees. They should take great pride in the success and vast appeal enjoyed by their facility.
St. C. library offers a wide variety of activities and events for young and old alike. It truly is a community-based fountain of knowledge and entertainment.
We congratulate all those affiliated, past and present, who made St. Clairsville Public Library the first-class institution it is. We also encourage the public to take part in the celebration activities.