Peters Library celebrating 60 years
In 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, “American Bandstand” made its television debut, “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss was published, and Peters Township opened a library.
Sixty years later, the Peters Township Public Library is marking the milestone with an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 22. The birthday bash will include free, family-friendly activities, including live music, a balloon artist, photo booth, prize wheel, birthday cake and ice cream.
The first 100 children attending will receive a hardcover copy of “The Cat in the Hat” compliments of the library.
At 12:30 p.m., storytellers Barbara Seels and Mary Jo Sonntag will help capture favorite memories by asking, “What’s your library story?” At 1 p.m., members of the Donaldson family will present a photographic display, “110 Years of Donaldson’s Crossroads.” At 2 p.m., library Director Myra Oleynik will talk about the library’s history, followed by Dr. Robert W. Moore, Peters Township High School class of 1968, who will review the book, “A Sampling of Peters Township History and Resources for Finding Much More.”
To thank patrons for 60 years of support, the library will offer a fine amnesty week, in which any overdue Peters Township Public Library materials can be returned to the library’s indoor or outdoor book return through Oct. 22, and overdue fines will be waived. This initiative will apply only to fines and materials borrowed from the Peters Township library and not to fines and materials borrowed from other libraries in the Washington and Greene counties network.