Friday 8 March 2013 marked the 20th Anniversary of the official opening of Georgetown Library. To mark the occasion library staff organised an all-day tea-party to which local schools and members of the community were invited.
Young piper, Euan Davies piped in local Councillors Jack Groom and Alastair Witts to start off the celebrations, and children from Calside, Georgetown and Noblehill primaries came along and entertained the audience.
A special birthday cake was cut by library member Mr George Kirkwood, accompanied by a rousing chorus of ‘Happy Birthday’ by the Mixed Bag singers. A number of special guests who were present at the original opening ceremony 1993 also came along to share in the celebrations.
The Library staff were delighted so many people came along to join in the celebrations and helped them to mark this milestone for the Georgetown community. They enjoyed seeing the children interacting with the older members of the community, and sharing their experiences of using the library.
The past twenty years have seen a number of changes in Georgetown Library. Book lending of course remains the core business, but services have been expanded to include lending of DVDs. The introduction of open learning has proved popular for those looking for flexible ways to develop skills. Free Internet access, public access computers and most recently the introduction of e-books has greatly increased opportunities for local people to participate in lifelong learning.
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