The Edgewood library branch celebrated its 50 anniversary with a cake, proclamation and gathering of community members on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
As staff and customers looked on, Harford County Councilman Dion Guthrie, who represents the area, read aloud the proclamation from the county council, recognizing the contribution of the Edgewood library to the community. Cake was served and the library mascot, Tales, greeted guests.
"What a great day to celebrate the 50 years that the Edgewood library has been providing services to the community," Library Director Mary Hastler said. "Thank you to the staff and customers we serve for making this a special day."
Library service began in the Edgewood area in the 1940s when bookmobile service was established. Today the 16,500-square-foot branch represents a collaborative effort between Harford County Public Library and Harford Community College.
"We take joy in being at the heart of the Edgewood community," Branch Manager Susan Deeney said. "Being able to reach out through our learning parties that encourage preschool readiness; offering exciting science activities through our STEM program, LEAP; providing computer assistance; holding book discussions; and fun activities to excite and enrich all ages is what we do."
Historical photo boards are on display at the branch. For more information, please contact the Edgewood library, 410 612 1600.
Harford County Public Library operates 11 branches throughout Harford County. The library serves 182,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of more than 4.1 million. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.