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Petersburg Library throws closing party


Kyle Clayton / Petersburg Pilot

Sally Riemer (right) and Liz Perry were among the volunteers serving up root beer floats.

Root beer floats fizzed and bluegrass chords twanged as Petersburg Library volunteers, staff and patrons celebrated its final hours before the facility transitions to its new location.

“Say goodbye to the library. It’s time to move up the hill,” sang Kids Rock, a five-member youth band encompassing guitars, fiddle, stand-up bass and mandolins.

More than 200 people joined the July 26 party. Many of them stockpiled books and DVDs for a long checkout period.

Borough Librarian Tara Alcock says residents checked out 8,072 items this July, roughly 700 more compared to July of last year.


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