Zelie library celebrates 100 years

October 8, 2020 Cranberry Living

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The Zelienople Area Public Library will kick off its centennial celebration this weekend with a mini parade of sorts.

Beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, a procession of firetrucks, 10 cars dating back to 1920 and banners thanking residents and municipalities the library serves will flow through the streets of Zelienople and Harmony, celebrating the library’s 100th anniversary.

The procession will also circle around Zelienople Park to bring the celebration to those who may otherwise be unable to see the celebration from their houses.

With changes brought by the coronavirus pandemic, the library finds itself unable to host a more formal anniversary event this year, but plans are being made to celebrate its centennial in summer 2021.

The procession is just one of several ways the library finds itself celebrating its birthday, with a puppet show to be held Oct. 17 and its 100-book reading challenge In the competition, which began in February and runs through Dec. 1, readers win a chance to receive a $100 gift card for every 25 books read, with small prizes awarded for 50, 75 and 100 books read.

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