Friends of the Marble Falls Library

Thu
05
Oct

Friday is The Big Day at Marble Falls Library

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

'New Discoveries,' a bronze statute by local sculptor Dan Pogue depicts the world the Marble Falls Library opens to its youth. The 20th Anniversary of the Marble Falls Library at its 101 Main Street home will conclude Friday, Oct. 6, with The Big Day--a community-wide celebration at the library beginning at 2 p.m.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The 20th Anniversary Celebration of Marble Falls Library at 101 Main Street concludes with a communtiy-wide event--The Big Day--Friday, Oct. 6.

The Big Day, including a performance by the Hill Country Community Band, under the direction of Bo Boshears, will begin a 2 p.m. Friday.

Charles Hundley, former superintendent of the Marble Falls Independent School District, is the featured speaker, but he will not be alone in 20th-year recognition. Area judges and elected officials are expected, as well as, Jerome Rugen of Delineations Inc. to comment on new library renovations.

The entire week is sponsored by Friends of the Marble Falls Library, the nonprofit organization that sponsored the fund drives and man the thrift store that built the old 4th Street Library and the new, and now improved, 101 Main Street facility.

Wed
04
Oct

Library's 20th anniversary underway, Friday billed: 'The Big Day'

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Lollipop the Clown (aka Cheryl Westerman) greets the first arrival at Marble Falls Library Children's Day, Monday, Oct. 2. The event was the first in a week of celebrations for the 20th Anniversary of the Marble Falls Public Library at its 101 Main Street Home. The 69 years of the institution's history, the new library, its programs and latest renovations all will be showcased through Friday, Oct. 6.

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

The 20th Anniversary celebration of the Marble Falls Public Library at its 101 Main Street Home is underway and the big finale is Friday.

The 69 years of the institution's history, the new library, its programs and latest renovations all are being showcased through Friday, Oct. 6, when “The Big Day” arrives, a community-wide celebration.

Children's Day, Monday, Oct. 2, began festivities with special programs for tots and school kids, featuring a magic shows with Lollipop the Clown.

For Librarians Day today, Tuesday, Oct. 3, librarians current and past will be treated to a luncheon. A tea is planned for all the volunteers and staff of the Marble Falls Library Thrift Store.

Author's Day on Thursday, Oct. 4, will fill the library with favorite Texas authors, there to meet readers and sign their books. A silent auction will be going on as well.

Tue
26
Sep

Library Friends: A thrift store-y

Virginia Cervantez, pictured here in the home and decor section of the Marble Falls Library Thrift Store, has been manager of the operation for the non-profit Friends of the Marble Falls Library for 21 years. As part of the 20th Anniversary of the Marble Falls Public Library building at 101 Main Street, all the volunteers and staff of the store that helped build the modern library and continue its success will be honored with a tea on Thursday, Oct. 5, sponsored by Friends of the Marble Falls Library. See pictures of some of the volunteers hard at work on the Facebook page of The Highlander.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

At 6:30 a.m., when some are just sitting down to breakfast, the Marble Falls Library Thrift Store is buzzing with activity.

Volunteers from Friends of the Marble Falls Library are sorting donations, repairing items and stocking the store at 300 Avenue J. When the doors open at 9:30 a.m., shoppers know they will always find something new-to-them, from clothing and jewelry to furniture and home accessories. The children's area includes an amazing offering of dolls and toys and, of course because readers take a special interesting in supporting the store, there are books, videos and audio selections.

Sales are so brisk the Friends are able to direct about $10,000 a month to the Marble Falls Public Library, now celebrating a Platinum Anniversary at the 101 Main Street facility that Friends helped to build 20 years ago.

Fri
22
Sep

Marble Falls Library celebrates 20th year on Main Street

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

Gov. Gregg Abbott, in addition to his proclamation of Oct. 1-7 as Power Up Your Library Week in Texas, officially recognized the 20th Anniversary of the Marble Falls Public Library in its home at 101 Main Street.

The library will be closed Sept. 21-29 for new renovations and it will reopen to the flurry of preparations for a week of 20th anniversary events.

“We are super excited,” said library director Amanda Rose. “Every day from Monday, Oct. 2 through Friday, Oct. 6, something special will be going on inside the library.

That first day will be Children's Day.

“Lollypop the Clown will put on magic shows and lead two parades through the library, one for pre-schoolers, and one after school for older kids,”said Rose.

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