Piggott Library Set to Mark 30th Anniversary

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Terri and Brian Kinder perform on the court square in June as part of the Piggott Library Storytime series.

The Piggott Public Library will observe a special anniversary in the coming weeks, and two events are scheduled to help with the celebration. The events have been planned to mark the 30th anniversary of the opening of the current library, which first opened its doors to the public in December of 1984.

The first event on the schedule to mark the anniversary is a special Christmas concert by Brian and Terri Kinder, "Joy to the World It's Christmas." The concert is co-sponsored by the library and Piggott State Bank, and it will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Piggott Community Center.

"The show is free to the public and everyone is welcome to attend," noted Library Director Gay Johnson. "The Kinders have become such local favorites thanks to their annual concerts with our Storytime series, and thanks to Piggott State Bank everyone will be able to enjoy a great Christmas concert."

An open house has also been planned to coincide with the anniversary of the opening of the new library building. The open house will be held during regular library hours, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 10.

"We want to invite everyone to take a few minutes and stop by during the open house--it will be going on all day," Johnson added. "We'll be serving refreshments and we'd really like a chance to visit with the library patrons."

The library building was completed in November of 1984, with ribbon cutting ceremonies held on Sunday, Dec. 9. The new 5,000 square foot structure, which cost over $142,000 to construct, opened to the public on Monday, Dec. 10.

Those wanting additional information on the Kinders concert, the open house or any of the offerings at the Piggott Public Library may call them at 598-3666.

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