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Friday, September 06, 2013

“Hands Around the Library” - Park Ridge Public Library 100th Anniv Celebration

05:45 PM - 06:00 PM

LOCATION: Lawn and surrounding Park Ridge Public Library
20 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL , 60068

(847) 720-3230

Be a part of the Library's 100 year history by joining hands to form a human chain around the Library! A special photograph will be taken of this historic event in commemoration of the 1958 human "chain" that transported books from the 1913 library building to the new library building. -------- Please arrive by 5:45 p.m. to ensure a smooth set-up. The photo will be taken promptly at 6:00 p.m. --- Click for more information.

Library fans who were disappointed when we had to cancel the "Hands Around the Library" scheduled for our annual summer lawn event can take heart. The largest human chain in Park Ridge history is now set to take place on Friday, September 6 at 6:00 p.m., during First Fridays.
As part of the Park Ridge Public Library's 100th Anniversary celebrations, "Hands Around the Library" echoes another human chain that remains part of Library lore: the famous book move that took place in 1958, when the Library moved into its current building. For the event, scores of children were recruited to transport books across the street from the old Carnegie Building (for more information on this story, check out the Library blog here).
This time around, we won’t be moving any books – just getting together, joining hands, and celebrating 100 years of community spirit!
All participants will receive a special commemorative pin for taking part in this momentous occasion.
A special photograph will also be taken of the historic event and will be available to patrons at a later date.
Please arrive by 5:45 p.m. to ensure a smooth set-up.
The photo will be taken promptly at 6:00 p.m.
For more information, please call the Library Information Coordinator at (847) 720-3209 or send an email to mdalton@prpl.org.
You may also phone the Reference Desk at 847-720-3230
You may visit the Park Ridge Public Library websitefor more information!!

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