Celebrating 25 Years of LeRoy Collins Main Library

LeRoy Collins Main Library
Posted at 8:15 AM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-04 07:19:48-04

LEON CO., Fla. (WTXL) -- The LeRoy Collins Main Library is turning 25, and you're invited to celebrate this major milestone.

In honor of the anniversary, the library is hosting an entire day full of celebrations.

Festivities include and open house and tours; live music; a scavenger hunt with several Kindle grand prizes on the line; and a storytime reunion. You'll also encouraged to come dressed as a storybook, movie or anime character.

The library recently lost its giant live oak tree, but sculptor John Burch is creating some special tributes. He'll be making some of that artwork during the big day.

This weekend also kicks off the popular Seed Program at all Leon library branches. The Main Library is hosting gardening experts to answer your questions and cooking demonstrations.

Those involved say, "Twenty-five years ago, the Leon County Government opened the doors to the LeRoy Collins Main Library which continues to enrich the community by inspiring a love of reading and a life of learning. Since 1991, over 14 million patrons have visited the LeRoy Collins Main Library and checked out over 23 million materials, which includes not only books, but magazines, movies and more."

The 25th anniversary celebration is Saturday, February 13 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the LeRoy Collins Main Library (200 W Park Avenue).

For more information, call or click here.