POWHATAN Position — The community is invited to rejoice the grand opening of the new Powhatan Point Public Library site on Friday.
The library is housed in the former St. John Vianney Catholic Church in the village, which offers much far more space than the preceding constructing. The grand opening and open up house are established to begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the library, situated at 297 Route 7 North, Powhatan Level.
Persons do not want to RSVP but can just show up for the celebration. Light-weight refreshments will be served.
Belmont County District Library Director Anthony Orsini claimed the Hendershot family members ordered the former church and is allowing the library to lease the place. The making beforehand owned by the district library has been bought.
The new setting up presents triple the sum of space the library experienced just before. And the setting up by itself is lovely, featuring stained glass home windows, substantial ceilings and authentic gentle fixtures.
Orsini mentioned the open up household will characteristic a ribbon-cutting ceremony sponsored by Unified Lender.
“The rest of the function will be an informal collecting to welcome all customers of the local community into the new facility. Our library will keep on to give normal solutions all over the function. We stimulate everyone who does not now have a library card to indicator up,” he stated.
Orsini reported the occasion is a major 1 for the community.
“Moving a library is not a little something that takes place pretty typically. We think that it is important to understand the situation and the persons who created it achievable. Regretably mainly because of the pandemic the process and celebration were delayed,” he noted.
Right after Labor Working day in September, the library will host a new software referred to as “Toddler Tales” that focuses on young children 6 months to 2 years old.
“This is a pre-Storytime method that introduces kids to the library, provides social time for youngsters and adults to interact with persons exterior their family, and supports grownups with ways to engage the child in discovering things to do,” Orsini said, noting organizers probably will finalize the timetable next month.
“We will, of study course, be continuing our Storytime application, ebook club, and hope to increase more applications in the around foreseeable future.”