MAPLE PARK—Serving a community for 50 years can be exhausting. It’s a good thing that hitting the 50-year milestone calls for a celebration.
The Maple Park Library is pleased to invite residents to their anniversary celebration, which will take place on Thursday, Aug. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is free and will include hot dogs, cake, a craft for kids and balloon animals provided by Andrew Noysweski of KIDZMAGIC.
Library director Kimberly Martin is proud to showcase the new flooring in the library’s Adult Fiction Reading Room, made possible by a grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
“We have been fortunate to receive over $4,000 in the last five years from the foundation,” Martin said.
The DeKalb County Community Foundation’s mission is to “enhance the quality of life in DeKalb county by proactively addressing community needs and expanding, managing, and distributing philanthropic resources.”
Established in the village of Maple Park in 1963, the Maple Park Public Library started serving residents in the Legion Hall, and is currently located at 302 Willow St., in the lower level of the Maple Park Community Center.
“Even though we have a smaller budget, we can still offer residents plenty of literature and resources,” Martin said of the library’s online catalog, downloadable books and book exchange partnership with area libraries.
The library also features weekly story time for children and a summer reading program. Continuing to grow and be a better resource for the community, the Maple Park Library continues to thrive since Martin stepped in as director in 2009.
For more information about the library’s 50th anniversary celebration, call (815) 827-3362.