Tuesday, June 8, 2010

This is your only chance to do this for 100 more years

 I just love our little Library, if have a bit of time, you might want to consider a visit, I found the following:

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library invites you to its 100th birthday party Sunday, June 13, from 3 -- 6 p.m. Admission is free, and you don't even have to bring a present. "Events are planned to please all ages," assistant librarian Loretta Crenshaw said. "We'll have something for everyone."
Music for the party will be provided by five acts, including local favorites -- Don and Scott, Brick Fields (Larry and Rachel Brick), Arkansas Red, Catherine Reed, and Mountain Sprout.
Partygoers will be treated to burgers, hot dogs, fruit and beverages, all compliments of Cornerstone Bank, Community First Bank, Arvest Bank, and First National Bank of Berryville.
Children will enjoy special appearances by "Wild Thing," from Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, and Curious George. There will be children's story circles, and from 3 -- 5 p.m., adults will lead young children in old-fashioned crafts, including making dolls from cornhusks and fashioning toys from wood. Such crafts were popular during the early 1900s, when financier Andrew Carnegie was providing funds for construction of hundreds of public buildings across the country.
In 1910, a Eureka Springs Library Board of Trustees was organized and plans for the library were sent to Carnegie. He donated $12,500 and construction began. R.C. Kerens, a Eureka Springs investor, donated the site.
Mayor Dani Joy and others will speak briefly to commemorate this historic occasion. And, at 5:15 p.m., after everyone sings Happy Birthday Dear Library, birthday cake and cupcakes will be served. There is no word yet on who will blow out those 100 candles.
For more information call Loretta Crenshaw at 479-253-8754.

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