This year, Anoka County Library (ACL) is celebrating its 60th anniversary. What began as a small organization with a few libraries has transformed into a system with eight branches and two affiliate libraries. In honor of the occasion, ACL will be offering a variety of services and programs related to the anniversary throughout the year.
“It’s an exciting time – our diamond jubilee,” said Library Director Maggie Snow. “We want to celebrate with our patrons all year long.”
ACL just released a series of limited edition historical library cards. Cards are now available at all library locations or by applying online at http://www.anokacounty.us/2694/Library-Cards. Replacement cards are $2.
“The library has evolved over the years to reflect the changing needs of patrons,” said Anoka County Commissioner and Library Board Liaison Mike Gamache. “So it’s only fitting to celebrate the many contributions the Library has made — and will continue to make in the years ahead.”
ACL also invites the public to share their favorite memories of the library. The public can share via phone at 612-567-7832. The voicemail box is available 24 hours. Please leave a message and be sure to leave your name. Or, the public can submit a story online at https://tinyurl.com/y7gar2h8. Submitting a story online also allows patrons to include photos, video, or audio clips. All submissions may be used in promotional materials and/or shared online.
“We recognize our patrons and staff have helped create and shape our story,” said Snow. “It’s important that we preserve those stories to share in the next 60 years.”
Two upcoming events include: