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image The Granstville Library will celebrate its first anniversary this Saturday with a community event.

April 24, 2014
One-year anniversary event will celebrate new library’s success

Grantsville’s new library is having a birthday party and the whole town is invited.

The Grantsville City Library will have an open house, refreshments from Soelberg’s and Southern Girl Sweets, and a book sale to celebrate its first anniversary on Saturday. The LaForge Encore Theatre Company will also provide entertainment during the party.

“It’s just a celebration to acknowledge that we’ve been open for a year, to enjoy thinking about what it took getting to the point that we are now,” said Librarian John Ingersoll.

Beyond expanding the collection of books for patrons to check out, Ingersoll said the library has strived to provide other services and events, such as a summer reading program, classes from Utah State University, assistance to citizens using the library’s computers to look for a job, and book signings from local authors.

“The mayor wanted the library as a bit of a city center, where people would be drawn in for all kinds of reason, not just regular library services,” Ingersoll said.

And, he said, the library is at least well on its way to becoming a community hub.

Aside from the program, the library will hold a sale for books that can’t be used in its collection or of which there are duplicates. Ingersoll said he hoped the approximately 50 boxes of books could find new homes around town.

“We want to give people a chance to get them back in the community,” he said.

The free celebration will be held from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., while the book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Lisa Christensen

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Lisa covers primarily crime and courts, military affairs, Stansbury Park government and transportation issues. She is a graduate of Utah State University, where she double-majored in journalism and music, and Grantsville High School.

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