February is Library Lover’s Month, and last Saturday evening was the 14th annual “Library Lover’s Nite” at Community Library in Sunbury.
While attendance was down from previous years, Community Library director Chauncey Montgomery said the evening provided an opportunity for local residents to get out and interact with members of the community and strengthen relationships, in a family-friendly setting.
Montgomery said the count at the door was about half of some years, with 125 folks attending.
“At first, because of our planned expansion project, we weren’t going to have a Library Lover’s Nite this year,” Montgomery said. “But at the last minute we decided to go ahead so we could showcase illustrations of our expansion.”
Community Library’s $1 million, 2,000 square-foot expansion project, slated to begin in March, would bump out the building façade, add parking and a drive-through on the west side of the building, and consolidate office space to allow for increased meeting space and two small study/meeting rooms.
“We were excited that we had the time and made the decision to showcase drawings of our expansion,” Montgomery said. “We appreciate the prizes donated by local businesses and Friends of the Library that made the evening possible.”
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093