Thirty years ago in December, the Lackawanna County Children’s library opened. The former Christian Science Church was purchased by the county and renovated while keeping the beauty and integrity of this historical building.
The Lackawanna County Children’s Library will host an Open House on Friday, December 1, 2017 in celebration of their 30th anniversary.
The Open House will showcase the newly restored heritage dolls originally created by Peg McDade and Marshall Rumbaugh. The restoration of the dolls was made possible through a grant from the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority. A self-guided walking tour brochure will be available for guests to explore the historic buildings of Scranton featured in the Children’s Library including the Times-Tribune Tower, the Scranton Cultural Center, and the Hotel Casey.
Special guests will be three of the original artists who contributed pieces to the Lackawanna County Children’s Library. Marshall Rumbaugh, Peg McDade, and Henry Fell all created art pieces for the Library when it first opened. This will be the first time they will be together at the Children’s Library since 1987. Also attending will be artist Liz Kluesner, who completed the newest mural, Nay Aug, in 2011 with input from library children.
We would love to have the children who attended our programs over the past 30 years come to share their memories. Please join the the staff, friends, and supporters to celebrate by attending the Open House. The event is free and open to guests of all ages. And yes! Cal and Newbery still perform!
Friday, December 1st 2017 from 6-8:00 PM
Lackawanna County Children’s Library
520 Vine Street, Scranton, PA 18509
For further information call:
(570) 348-3000, ext. 3015