Puyallup to recognize 100th birthday of Carnegie library

September 29, 2013 by  

The Puyallup Public Library is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Carnegie Library building this October. The library hopes to raise $12,000 to match a grant, and the funds will help to provide online access to the local history room collection.

The library is holding an open house on the day, and there will be plenty of family-friendly fun to be had. The day is set to start off with ‘LEGO my Library’ for children from 4 to 8 years old. The children will be read a story and then asked to build items inspired by what they have heard.

Later on, visitors will have a chance to meet author and illustrator Stephen Pastis, who is the author of the cartoon strip ‘Pearls before Swine’.

The main event is expected to include the opportunity to meet local authors such as Bonny Becker and Suzanne Selfors, and chance to climb the clock tower for a donation. Representatives of the Puyallup Historical Society and the South Hill Historical Society will also be on hand to share information about area history. A couple of items are also to be offered for sale, including a print by Stephen Pastis and a 100th anniversary quilt.

It is likely that the historical societies taking part will be providing visitors with printed material to take home. The items, such as flyers and booklets, have likely been designed and printed with the help of Puyallup printing companies.

The anniversary celebration will take place at the Puyallup Public Library on October 19. To learn more, call 253-841-5454.