The public is invited to an open house from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the Marion Baysinger Memorial Library, 756 W. Broad Street, Groveland, to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the opening of the library in the newer, larger location. In 1928 the Women’s Club established a library in Groveland. For years they ran the library on a volunteer basis, first in the city hall and then the old post office building. In 1966 it moved to the Puryear Community Center Complex. The name of the Groveland/Mascotte Library was changed to the Marion Baysinger Library in 1991 in honor of her love for and devotion to the library. The County took over the running of the library on August 28, 2000. On November 1, 2002, the library moved to its new, larger location at 756 West Broad Street.
The familiar facade of the library houses an up-to-date inventory of resources. Friends of the Library, Jr. Friends and Library Staff will be available to conduct tours and provide information on print and digital resources, library services and programs.
Participants can visit electronic displays, print collections, access to Lake County Library System online catalog, learn about offerings of ESL classes, virtual school, wireless internet connection, e-readers, and support services which include copying and faxing and reference.
There will be a Friends sponsored book sale on the front porch, a suggestion box, and information about ongoing programs for children, youth and adults. Light refreshments and commemorative keepsakes will be free. Everyone is welcome.