Fun activities mark 20th

A week of fun activities are planned for the Cambridge Library’s 20th birthday.

Cambridge Library is celebrating two decades at 23 Wilson Street with a week of fun activities.

Everyone is invited to join in the festivities, which include behind the scene tours, activities, competitions, cake and a big birthday bash on Friday, July 20.

Community facilities manager Bruce Airey said the celebrations are a way to give back to the community who have supported the library throughout the years.

“We’ve seen a lot of changes in our Library since it moved to Wilson Street in 1998. We’ve progressed from paper library cards to an online system, added eBooks, audiobooks and interactive databases to our services. We’re grateful to our local users who continue to support our libraries and their services.”

Originally established in 1872, the Cambridge Library was housed at Cambridge Primary School, Cambridge Town Hall and later on Victoria St before moving to its current site.

“When it first opened there were only 30 members and a couple of hundred titles, now we have over 100,000 visitors and check out over 296,000 books each year in Cambridge alone.”

Bruce said he hopes the community will join in the festivities next week and celebrate this milestone.

What’s on at Cambridge Library

Cambridge Library 20th birthday
12pm, Friday, July 20
Dress up as your favourite book character and enjoy festivities, fun, competitions and giveaways. There will also be cake.
Behind the scenes library tours
10am – 11am, Monday, July 16
1pm – 2pm, Wednesday, July 18
3.30pm – 4.30pm, Friday, July 20
Come along for a behind the scenes look at the library. Register at the Library.
Re-book it!
July 9 – 20
Join the team at the library from 10.30 to 11.30am every week day for an upcycled books craft programme designed for kids aged 5 to 12 years.
Get Lit!
July 2 – August 30
This adult winter reading programme is designed to get adults reading over the chilly winter months. Register at the library.

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