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Our North Ridgeville Branch Library Celebrated 10 Year Anniversary With An Open House Party

6/28/2013 --

It’s time to celebrate!

Lorain Public Library System’s North Ridgeville Branch Library marked its 10-year anniversary since opening at its current location on Bainbridge Road.

We celebrated by hosting a 10th Anniversary Open House at the North Ridgeville Branch Library on Saturday, May 4.

The North Ridgeville Branch Library is located at 35700 Bainbridge Road, North Ridgeville.

The North Ridgeville Branch Library Open House featured music, giveaways, library history tours, a photo booth, a live broadcast by WEOL, refreshments and more!

See photos of the North Ridgeville Branch Library Open House party!

An enjoyable time was had by regular library patrons, and it was a great way for new visitors to discover what the Library has to offer!

The Open House, free and open to the public, was cosponsored by The Friends of the North Ridgeville Branch Library, Inc.

“We’re pleased that the community wanted the North Ridgeville Branch Library to grow as the community was growing,” said Karen Sigsworth, North Ridgeville Branch Librarian Supervisor. “This new library has helped us to better serve the needs of the families coming in,” she said.

The 10 Year Anniversary Open House celebration featured:

Keyboard Music - 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Photo Booth - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Dulcimer Music - 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

All Afternoon:

  • Giveaways
  • Light refreshments
  • Library history displays
  • Zinio free digital magazine demonstrations
  • Craft for children
  • North Ridgeville City Schools art exhibit
  • Library tours in public and staff work areas
  • A live broadcast by WEOL

North Ridgeville Branch Library History

Lorain Public Library first began providing service to North Ridgeville with a Bookmobile in 1939.

From a storefront in the Tran Building on Avon Belden Road, to the Old Town Hall on Center Ridge Road, to a 5,000 square foot former bank building at 6401 Jaycox Road, the North Ridgeville Branch Library has moved, grown and continued to evolve.

Thanks to the community's support of an operating levy in November 1999, the Library and Local Government Support Fund (LLGSF), and the donation of land by the City of North Ridgeville, a 27,500 square foot library building was constructed at the current 35700 Bainbridge Road site.

The Grand opening of the new building on Bainbridge Road was May 4, 2003.

Read the history.