Local families, library staff, and elected officials gathered Saturday at the Trimble County Public Library playground for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Library Director Dena Ratliff-Warren highlighted the work of the library board members and thanked local organizations for their generous support. Library Board members Dudley Lush, Michelle Griffith and Pam Watson accepted a plaque on behalf of the two library boards that oversaw the project. Ratliff-Warren outlined the library's plans for outdoor programs that will make use of the new pavilion and the playground. She also described the evolving role of libraries in the community and how the new outdoor spaces support the mission of the library as a place for families to connect and learn.
The ribbon cutting was performed by library regular Kimmee Wheeler, grandaughter of Kim Bales. Families spent the afternoon exploring the playground and interactive activities throughout the library. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was followed by the library's summer reading kick-off beach party.
Trimble County Public Library staff members contribute to the blog.