Saturday, August 30, 2014

What's a Shovel and Hard Hat Doing in the Heritage Room?

Our Heritage Room contains artifacts as well as books. Among those treasures are the shovel and hard hat from the the groundbreaking ceremony held on December 5, 2007. As talismans go, it's a bit odd to have those items so prominently displayed, but it reminds us of the generosity and dedication of Monrovia's citizenry when it comes to the current showpiece of Library Park.

There were two more ceremonies for the library. The Dedication Ceremony, hosted by Mayor Rob Hammond, was held on April 4, 2009 and allowed people into the building before it was furnished or the books and computers were moved in, to give them a sense of the scale of the project. Finally, the big Grand Opening was held on May 16, 2009 and the library was officially open for business.