Library seeing boost ahead of grand reopening

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

The Slaton City Library recently opened its doors, and now will host a grand reopening Sept. 12 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the library, 200 W. Lynn St.

Librarian Cynthia Olivares said she and the library focus group were excited to officially reopen the library. “(We) cannot wait to see everyone’s faces, at least part of them,” she said, reminding those attending social distancing and wearing a mask are in effect.

There will be several activities offered during the event.

“We’re excited to have Gonzales Snowcones present at the grand reopening,”said Olivares adding a portion of their proceeds will be shared with the library.

“We’ll also have Sandra Thomas for story time inside the library. I personally have not had the opportunity to hear her read out loud, but I know she was a big hit with Cathelene Thomas (Elementary) students last year during one of their #L4L days as well as their spring family reading event.”

The first 100 children to visit that day will receive a gift.

In addition, there will be a sign-up for library cards for people age five and up, as part of Library Card Sign-up Month.

Those attending are asked to still follow COVID-19 guidelines by practicing social distancing and wearing a mask.

For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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