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— A “Grand Reopening” was held at the Gravette Public Library several weeks ago with many activities throughout the day. Byron Warren represented the City Council at the ribbon cutting that morning.

A good crowd attended the event since the library was closed several weeks for remodeling.

Among the improvements was the installation of new windows. Ceilings were lowered, new shelves installed and the library received a fresh coat of paint, both inside and out.

Library manager Kim Gibson recognized contractors involved in the remodeling and thanked volunteers who helped prepare for the reopening including library staff and family members, Kiwanis Club members and library commissioners. Gibson and library clerk Sherri Hoover were presented plaques from the commission.

Radine Trees Nehring and Sally Shorter were on hand with books and tapes for sale and a used book sale was also held. A representative of the U. S. Census Bureau was available to answer questions and provide informational handouts.

The Gravette Public Library is a full-service library with adult, junior/ young adult and children’s sections. It houses many volumes plus audio books, music and videos for all ages. Several computers are available with Internet access and the reference room contains magazines and books for genealogical and other research.

The library serves over 1,000 patrons each month. Membership is free to all persons in Gravette School District. A children’s storytime is held Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. Volunteer Betty Adams delivers books to the Senior Activity Center each Wednesday.

News, Pages 7 on 12/02/2009

Print Headline: Library Reopens, Redecorated and Improved; New Library Manager Named

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