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Come celebrate Somers Library birthday


To celebrate the 30-year birthday of Somers Library being in Reis Park,  library leaders are planning a whole day of family activities on Saturday, April 14th.


And, as they note quite wisely, it is also National Library Week and there will be special events throughout the week in Somers Library.


But on Saturday, the big day, there will be a whole line-up of events from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. These  include clowns, face painting, chamber music concert, raffles and even fine amnesty day. Of note, the librarians are asking residents to share a personal story of 1982.


Says Director Patricia Miller: “Thanks for supporting your library and for making it the intellectual and cultural hub of the town.”


Here is the blurb on the library’s newsletter that sets out the history and reason for the birthday celebration:

Where were you in ‘82? If you were anywhere near Somers, you may have noticed contractors putting finishing touches on the new Somers Library in Reis Park. After evolving from a chicken coop in the 1880’s and a small house at the intersection of 116 and 202 (still standing), the Library finally had a place of its own in a real library building. To celebrate the 30-year birthday of this event, we are planning a whole day of family activities on Saturday, April 14th. As this is also National Library week, we’ve lined up exciting events the week before. See details below, on the website, and in the press. We hope to see you here and if you want to share your personal story of what you were doing in ‘82, we’d love to hear that too!


Check out all the details on the library’s website. 




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