From the Harford County Public Library:
Aberdeen Library celebrated its 40th anniversary with a week full of special events and programs. Festivities included a cake cutting ceremony on Tuesday, November 3, that was attended by a number of community leaders and featured a performance by a local children’s choir.
County Executive Barry Glassman was on hand to deliver a Proclamation to Library CEO Mary Hastler. During his remarks, he shared his memories of Aberdeen Library from his teenage years which included getting his driver’s license at the Police Station across the street.
“We are so excited to be celebrating 40 years serving Aberdeen at the corner of Franklin and Parke,” said Branch Manager Jennifer Jones. “The Library provides a central meeting place for essential literacy and recreational need for residents of the City of Aberdeen and the surrounding community. So many customers have enjoyed walking down memory lane this week and sharing stories of coming to the Library as children or with their now grown children and all the staff, past and present, are honored to be a vital part of their lives.”
A second Proclamation was presented on behalf of the Harford County Council by members Patrick Vincenti, Chad Schrodes and Curtis Beulah who were also in attendance. Led by the children’s choir of St. Joan of Arc School, the crowd sang “Happy Birthday” while the cake was cut. Tales, the Library mascot, posed for pictures with children and even some fun loving adults!
Also known as a ruby anniversary, red was the color of choice for branch decorations as well as commemorative t-shirts worn by Library staff. In addition to the cake ceremony, the week also featured a birthday story time, 1970’s trivia, a railroad history program, family board games and movie night.