Pittston Memorial Library holds grand opening

Staff reports | August 21st, 2015 10:33 am

PITTSTON — The Pittston Memorial Library held a special grand opening open to the community on Saturday, Aug. 15 to celebrate the library’s new additions.

The expansion was part of a 5,175-square-foot addition which includes a children’s wing, a community conference meeting room that will hold 125 people, plus other library features.

The $1.5 million construction project started in November 2014. The library closed its doors on Thursday, July 9 for three weeks as final work was completed on the new children’s wing, named the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center, and the community room, known as the John P. Cosgrove Center.

Sara Solo, 6, plays with the 3D puzzle in the new children’s room at the Pittston Memorial Library.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Library-open-house-1.jpgSara Solo, 6, plays with the 3D puzzle in the new children’s room at the Pittston Memorial Library. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Gia Martineau, 2, has fun with the dollhouse at the library.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Library-open-house-2.jpgGia Martineau, 2, has fun with the dollhouse at the library. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Playing with the cars and trucks are Ben Harrison, 4, left; Shlok Patel, 2, center; and Mansi Patel, 13.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Library-open-house-3.jpgPlaying with the cars and trucks are Ben Harrison, 4, left; Shlok Patel, 2, center; and Mansi Patel, 13. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Maria Conway, Pittston, places her thumb print on the Thumb Print Tree that will be displayed at the library.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Library-open-house-4.jpgMaria Conway, Pittston, places her thumb print on the Thumb Print Tree that will be displayed at the library. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Lisa Joyce scoops out plenty of Slushies in the hot weather at the library’s open house. At left are Ann Marie Daiello, Avoca, and M’Lynn McCracken, 11.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Library-open-house-5.jpgLisa Joyce scoops out plenty of Slushies in the hot weather at the library’s open house. At left are Ann Marie Daiello, Avoca, and M’Lynn McCracken, 11. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch
Ten-year old Jack Long, 11, Jenkins Twp., had time to take in a book while attending the open house at the Pittston Memorial Library.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Library-open-house-6.jpgTen-year old Jack Long, 11, Jenkins Twp., had time to take in a book while attending the open house at the Pittston Memorial Library. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

Staff reports

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