Thursday, March 09, 2017
Friday, March 10 marks 20 years the Dillonvale-Mt. Pleasant Branch has been in service at its location on 192 Cole Street. Stop in for cookies and punch.
Library Director Alan Hall reflected on the reason why a new library branch was built in Dillonvale. “The 1990 Short Creek flood damaged the former building (former pharmacy building on Liberty Street) and book collection,” said Alan. About 8,000 of the 11,500 books were discarded because of water damage. The library branch closed in 1994.
In 1997, the newly constructed Dillonvale-Mt. Pleasant Branch opened to the public and issued 64 new library cards its first day. Today, the 2,500 square foot building houses more than 6,000 items and has about 4,000 cardholders. Programs for children and adults are regularly scheduled.