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Spout Springs library celebrates 10 years this Saturday
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Jessica Wentz checks out books with her daughter Elsa on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at the Spout Springs library in Flowery Branch. The library will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this Saturday with touch-a-truck, storytime and other activities. - photo by David Barnes

The Spout Springs library branch in Flowery Branch will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with activities all day Saturday, May 19.

The library, located at 6488 Spout Springs Road, will be hosting a touch-a-truck event, meet and greet with Iron Man, princess story time and an improvised Shakespeare performance.

The branch of the Hall County Library System opened May 24, 2008, and the grand opening was attended by more than 1,000 people, branch manager Kathy Evans said.

Now the library receives about 8,000 visits each month, with that number sometimes climbing to more than 10,000 monthly during the summer when people bring in their children for the summer reading program, according to Evans. The library has 11,000 patrons with active library cards.

Evans, who has been at Spout Springs for about three years and with the library system for 21 years, said the children’s programs at the library are especially popular. The library also has a quiet reading area, a 3D printer, a room for teens and a café, which opened in December 2009.

Evans said librarians are looking forward to continuing to work with the community.

“Our goal is to keep seeing people coming into the library and using our many resources,” she said. “We have wonderful databases, free computer and internet use, and our programs are phenomenal for both children and adults.”

Spout Springs library 10th anniversary celebration

When: Saturday, May 19

10:30-11:30 a.m.: Touch-a-truck

11 a.m. to noon: Meet and greet with Iron Man

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Storytime with princess meet and greet

12:30 p.m.: Remarks

1 p.m.: Birthday cake served

5-6 p.m.: Unscripted Shakespeare performance

Where: 6488 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

How much: Free

More info: 770-532-3311, ext. 191

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Karly Moore helps her daughter Ansley pick out a book on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at the Spout Springs library in Flowery Branch. The library will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this Saturday with touch-a-truck, storytime and other activities. - photo by David Barnes
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