From the Harford County Public Library:
The Edgewood Library celebrated its 50 anniversary with cake, a proclamation, and a gathering of community members on Wednesday, December 11th. As staff and customers looked on, County Councilman, Dion Guthrie, 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!” stated Library Director, Mary Hastler. “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,” stated Branch Manager, Susan Deeney. “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 and the Edgewood High School Jazz Ensemble will be performing this Thursday, December 19th from 6:00–6:30pm. For more information, please contact the Edgewood Library at 410 612 1600.