Leander Library celebrates 30 years

Winter Wonderland event planned


With 30 years of serving Leander’s curious minds, the Leander Public Library will be celebrating its anniversary with a holiday open house, Saturday, Dec. 2.

The Leander Public Library 30th anniversary and holiday open house runs from 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 2. The library is located at 1011 S Bagdad Road.

The public is invited to attend the anniversary commemoration, which begins at 10:15 a.m. with guest speakers Director and Librarian of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission Mark Smith, Immediate Past President of the American Library Association Julie Todaro, and Leander City Manager Kent Cagle.

The guest speakers will commemorate the occasion and special displays will highlight the history and service of the library, said Priscilla Donovan, library director.

“With the rapid growth of Leander, especially in the last several years, the library has worked hard to provide top-notch services to our community,” she said. “What better time to celebrate the library’s progress and to thank everyone who supports the library and everyone who uses the library than our 30th anniversary? Our holiday open house is one of our favorite days of the year and this year our event will be even more fun.”

Originally housed in two rooms of the old junior high school at 100 South Street in 1987, the library now has a collection of more than 60,000 titles available at the 18,000 square foot facility.

All of the annual Winter Wonderland holiday festivities – stories, crafts, Christmas cookies and refreshments will be served and Santa will be here to visit with the children. Families can sign up for the Winter Reading Club, too, Donovan said. 

“I hope everyone will join us to celebrate the library and kick off the holiday season,” she said. 

To keep the festivities rolling, directly following the event will be the Leander Old Town Christmas Parade and festival, which takes place 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 100 N. Brushy Street.

For more information, contact the library at 512-259-5259.