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Public Library celebrates grand reopening

Photos and story by Monty Siekerman
It’s time to celebrate...cut the ribbon and open the door of the Ada Public Library’s new look, a facility that will probably do the community well into the next century.

Work on the renovation and addition has been going on since last July. Miraculously, the library closed for only one week during that time (to install ceiling tiles and wiring). 

Patrons continued to flow into the library during construction, and they came out in force on Saturday during the Grand Re-Opening, because now all is done, the dust cleared, even the grass seed applied. 

Library ribbon cutting ceremony

Ada Public Library board members and staff cut the ribbon during the Grand Re-Opening of the library’s addition/renovation on Saturday morning. Watch for more Ada Icon photos and stories to be posted on Sunday evening.

Down on the farm

With chicks and goats

By Monty Siekerman
If someone can write an extremely popular book about a cat in a hat, maybe someone with imagination can write a book about chicks and goats.

Baby chicks and goats entertained kids at the Ada Public Library on Wednesday morning. Parents probably would not be serving broasted chicken for supper tonight, but goat milk may be ok.

Here, Quinn Spelman, 2, enjoys seeing the baby chick held by Natalie Walton, library youth services director.

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These are young pet goats, which may grow up to be 60 pounds at most. The two-week-old goats were brought to the Ada Public Library by Tiffany and Nate Conn.

Let's walk through the new addition

Sneak peak prior to Saturday's library grand reopening

By Monty Siekerman
Let’s take a walk through the new addition and complete remodeling of the Ada Public Library to see what’s new prior to Saturday’s grand reopening. Ribbon cutting begins at 10:30 a.m. The celebration continues until 1:30 p.m. All are invited.

A large parking lot was constructed on the north side of the library, in an area once housing a large, brick Masonic building. Years ago the library purchased the Masonic building and lot. The area was rezoned educational nine years ago. Now it’s part and parcel of the library. The parking lot will be much more convenient and safer for patrons compared to the limited parking along Main Street.

Library Grand Re-Opening

Don't miss the library's grand reopening

The grand reopening of the Ada Public Library addition and remodeling will be held on Saturday, April 28. 

The program will begin with remarks by Library Director Rhett Grant at 10:30 a.m. The celebration/open house will continue until 1:30 p.m. with refreshments and

Tater the Clown entertaining the children. Tater (Robert Halsey of Kenton) is a balloon artist.