Below is a selection of pictures taken at the library’s 100th Birthday Party held Saturday December 17, 2011 at the WMHS cafeteria.
Keynote Presenter Willem Lange
Librarian Flora O’Hara (right) and Asst. Librarian Roberta Tracy (left) look at pictures of the Library’s 1911 interior.
The winner of our Vermont Raffle Gift Basket filled with over $700 of Vermont gifts and services.
Crowd at the Ainsworth Library Centennial Celebration
Willem Lange tells a yarn.
Sen Mark MacDonald presents proclamation to long-time Ainsworth Public Library trustees Florence Winters and Ann Hegarty with a Governor’s Proclamation making Saturday, December 17, 2011 Ainsworth Public Library Centennial Day.
A display of the bookmark contest finalists
3D models of Williamstown buildings by WMHS eight graders with a time line of Williamstown history from 1911 to 2011
3D model of the Ainsworth Public Library by WMHS eighth grader.
The Williamstown Historical Society put together a display on the history of the Ainsworth Public Library.
Fiddler Adam Boyce and guitarist Ben Koenig provide musical entertainment.
Authors John Paterson and Willem Lange chatting while in the back ground folks help themselves at the refreshment table.
Two attendees look at the bookmark contest entries
Local author Katherine Paterson attended our event.
State Librarian Martha Reid presents Certificate of Award to one of the winners of the elementary school bookmark contest “What Reading Means to Me…”
Librarian Flora O’Hara and PTA co-chair Kathleen Ducharme congratulate one of the bookmark contest winners.
Martha Reid, State Librarian, speaks to why libraries remain the heart of Vermont communities.
Susette Bollard introduces eighth graders in Mrs. Kim Deslauriers class who are lined up to reader poetry about Williamstown of their own composition.
Emcee Susette Bollard welcomes the guests (over 130 of them) to the Centennial Reception.
Guests, including Hisotircal Society President Becky Watson, visit and catch up with each other.
Willem Lange visits with the locals.
Folks taking advantage of the opportunity to reconnect with friends and neighbors.
Guests check their Silent Auction bids.
WMHS student history projects were displayed at the Centennial Reception.
Long-time Board of Trustee member Florence Winters chats with a guest at the Silent Auction table.
Guests checked their Silent Auction bids throughout the afternoon. There were a number of bidding wars.
Attendee admires the 3D models of Williamstown buildings in the foreground and a guest looking at the Ainsworth Public Library history display by the Williamstown Historical Society.