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125th Birthday Events

Lincoln City Libraries celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2002 with a variety of activities:
July 13, 2002:
The Lincoln City Library Foundation celebrated by hosting a Community Birthday Party at the Bess Dodson Walt Branch Library. Special guest Lt. Shane Osborn described his many adventures as a Navy pilot during a question and answer session with children.

[Photo of Jerry Sellentin, Lt. Shane Osborn, Mayor Don Wesely] Jerry Sellentin (Lincoln City Library Foundation Board Vice President), Lt. Shane Osborn, Mayor Don Wesely.

[Photo of Lincoln City Library Foundation Board Vice President Jerry Sellentin] Lincoln City Library Foundation Board Vice President Jerry Sellentin congratulated the community on its 125 years of support for the library.

[Photo of Mayor Don Wesely with a clown] Even Mayor Wesely enjoyed a little clowning around at the party.

[Photo of Lt. Shane Osborn addressing the audience] Lt. Osborn answered questions from children and adults.

[Photo of Lt. Shane Osborn addressing the audience]

[Photo of the crowd at Walt branch library] [Photo of the crowd at Walt branch library]

Approximately 350 people enjoyed hearing Lt. Osborn.

 


July 14, 2002:
A Star-Spangled Celebration at Anderson Branch Library with the Downtown Senior Center Band, the Clefs. Sidewalk chalk, face-painting, bubbles, cookies, ice-cream, and lemonade made for a real party!

[Photo of the tents at Anderson branch library]Tents provided shade from the heat for the activities.

[Photo of the tents at Anderson branch library]

[Photo of The Clefs performing] The Downtown Senior Center Band, the Clefs, performed a selection of patriotic songs.

[Photo of children playing with sidewalk chalk] Sidewalk chalk was a popular activity for the children.

 


July 25, 2002:
The Library Chorus and Band celebrated 125 years of municipal library service in Lincoln during the noon hour in the courtyard of Bennett Martin Public Library.

[Photo of balloons in the courtyard of Bennett Martin Public Library]Balloons decorated the library's courtyard.

[Photo of Library Director Carol Connor]Library Director Carol Connor introduced the program.

[Photo of the Carolyn Dow]Music Librarian Carolyn Dow introduced the songs.

[Photo of the Library Chorus and Band]The Library Chorus and Band performed three songs: "The Scotch Laddie," "Lady of the Lea," and "America the Beautiful."

[Photo of the Library Chorus and Band]

[Photo of the Library Band]

[Photo of Scott Stewart]Soloist Scott Stewart provided a fine rendition of "America the Beautiful."

[Photo of audience]Library patrons enjoyed the open-air program.