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By Jade Heasley - | Apr 14, 2021

Jade Heasley

Last week was National Library week, and to mark the occasion the Montgomery Area Public Library posted all sorts of interesting facts on their Facebook page. Did you know that our library is home to over 13,000 books and over 1,700 DVDs?

I’m old enough to remember when the current library was a bank, and I love that when they transitioned the bank to a library they kept so many of the features. I can still remember standing in line at the counters with my Gram, which are still there but used to mark the children’s book section. The library originally used the vault as the periodical room and I remember going in there as a child thinking it was really cool. They use it for DVDs now, and I still think the vault is a wonderful feature.

I can also remember the smaller town library that sat on the corner by the Uni-Mart. It was always such a thrill to go into the library and get to pick out any book I wanted. The seemingly endless variety of colorful picture books were really exciting to me.

Many things change over the years, but the one thing that has stayed consistent in this town for the last 110 years has been the Montgomery Area Public Library. It has continued to grow and change to stay relevant while fostering a love of reading, curiosity, and an appreciation for Montgomery history.

Montgomery Events and Announcements

Wednesday, Apr. 14 – The library will have Book Buddies at 11 am. Children ages 2 and up are welcome. You should accompany your child and preregister on the library’s website or by calling (570) 547-6212.

Saturday, Apr. 17 – A Community Lunch will be given by the Clinton Baptist Church from 12-2 pm. Eat in or take out.

Wednesday, Apr. 21 – Book Buddies will be held at the library at 11 am.

Friday, Apr. 23 – Family Arts Night will be held at the library at 5 pm. Crafts will be set up at stations. Please preregister on the library’s website or at (570) 547-6212.

Saturday, Apr. 24 – The Oak Grove Community Center will hold a Chicken Barbeque at 11 am. The menu includes half a chicken, macaroni salad, baked beans, and a roll. Chicken can be purchased without sides. Preorders can be made by calling or texting Jenny at (570) 279-6578.

Many thanks to the Montgomery Lions Club for having another wonderful Egg Hunt in the park. The event always brings smiles to the faces of all attendees, even those of us who are too old to run around and collect candy.

The Oak Grove Community Center has announced they will have their Fall Festival on Saturday, October 30. The event will feature a Chicken BBQ, a Cruise In, and vendors. If you would like to be a vendor, please contact Jenny at (570) 279-6578.

Everyone is welcome to attend Throttle Up Biker Church. They have recently moved their weekly service to 6:30 pm on Sunday.

The Montgomery Area Alumni Committee regrets that they are cancelling this year’s banquet due to safety concerns over COVID-19. They want the public to know they will attempt to have a banquet next year.

THOT – “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”– Charles W. Eliot