The Merrickville Public Library is celebrating their tenth anniversary in their current location this year. The building, which used to house the Canadian Recreational Canoe Association, was bought by the Merrickville Lions Club in 2007. It was donated to the library and, after significant renovations, the Merrickville Public Library moved in on June 7, 2008.
“It was a huge project for them, and it’s a good opportunity to say thank you again,” says Librarian Mary-Kate Laphen. “It was a really big contribution to the community.”
The celebration will be held on Saturday October 13, from 10:30am to 3:30pm, with an official cake cutting at 2:00pm. “What’s a celebration without cake?” Mary Kate says.