Celebrate library birthday Sunday

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Public Library is having a public celebration from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 2,  to mark its 115th anniversary,

The festivities kick off at 1 p.m. with refreshments, live music, and a reading of the Alamosa City Council’s proclamation. A large birthday cake will also be cut and served to the public.

“Today, the library offers its patrons some of the most up-to-date technology and information available,” said Library Director Heinz Bergann. “We are looking forward to offering the public a history of how far we’ve come.”

The event is being organized and coordinated by the City of Alamosa’s Library Board.

“The Alamosa Library Board decided to take on the project of the 115th birthday celebration because we are proud of the library and it’s history in the valley,” said Patti Campbell, chairman of the Alamosa Library Board. “We also want to make people aware of the library and all of its offerings. What better way to do this than with a celebration?”

After the cake cutting, visitors will then walk down the hall to the library, where historical photos of the library over the decades will be on display. Inside the library, there will be a variety of exhibits showcasing the past and current technologies and programs that the library has utilized over the years.

The exhibits include community groups that currently meet in the library, including but not limited to Essential Oils, Friends of the Library, Moose the Reading Dog, Origami, and Fiber Floozies. Also on display will be pictures of what the library used to look like, next to how it currently looks today.

The Alamosa Public Library is located at 300 Hunt Ave. in Alamosa. For more information, call 719-589-6592, or go online to www.alamosalibrary.org.