Presenting the New Silt Branch Library!
Just seven months after breaking ground, the new Silt Branch Library is opening its doors at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 6. Come to the Grand Opening Ceremony to see the new facility, sign up for a library card, and check out the new materials. After the ribbon cutting, there will be refreshments, giveaways, and music to celebrate this momentous day.
This new library is over three times as spacious as the old library and features a large meeting room, two study rooms, unique children's and teen spaces, a designated computer area, a cozy reading area with a fireplace, and a plaza for outdoor reading and events.
Not to be overlooked is the array of new materials you will find in the library. The collection features almost 4,000 new items including 3,000 books, 400 movies, 125 music CDs and 200 books on CD. So bring your library card (or register for one) and take home some of these great new materials.
The fun will continue after the Grand Opening Ceremony as library staff have lined up a number of exciting, free programs for the next few months, including concerts, craft programs, storytimes, and a 5-part reading and discussion series on the Civil War. The Silt Branch Library is one of 150 libraries nationwide selected to host “Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War.” Discussions will be held Saturdays between October 13 and November 17. Participants will receive a ticket to attend a screening of Lincoln, a Steven Spielberg blockbuster that opens in theaters on November 16. Discover this pivotal period of American history with your community. Registration is required for this unique experience.