New Greenwood library open

The Greenwood Public Library will open its doors to the public on Tuesday, June 24. BY RON MACARTHUR
June 29, 2014

The Greenwood library's new, 10,400-square-foot downtown home opened following a ribbon-cutting ceremony June 24. The new building, on the site of the former library facility at 100 Mill St., is near the old Greenwood railroad station. The event is open to the public.

Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony with local, county and state leaders, library staff and members of the Friends of the Greenwood Public Library and public toured the new library. During construction of the $3.1 million project, the library was housed in temporary quarters on Route 13 in Greenwood.

Prizes and activities included free books for children, book-signings by local authors L. Kay Bryden and Lennie Martin, children’s literature characters in costumes, raffles, face-painting, children’s and teen crafts, music by local band Imagine and more. Staff will also be on hand to register children for the summer reading program.

The Greenwood, Milton and South Coastal libraries are operated by Sussex County.

For more information, call the library at 302-349-5309.