And the community is invited!
Milanof-Schock Library is celebrating 20 years of community service at its current location, 1184 Anderson Ferry Road in Mount Joy. The success of the Library would not be possible without the need shown by residents of Mount Joy and the surrounding communities, so as a big thank you, this 20th Birthday Bash will be free to the public! The event will be held on the Library’s grounds on Saturday, June 22 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm, rain or shine.
The festivities of the day will be sponsored by Lanco Federal Credit Union and will include a variety of games, entertainment, and activities for all ages. There will be arcade-style games, raffles, live music & shows, balloon animals & face-painting! Take a short ride in a vintage Model A, touch-a-truck or two, and enjoy live demonstrations of twirlers from Paula’s School of Baton and martial arts students from REYS! There will be a variety of food vendors offering treats from snow cones to burgers and fries; there is a cost for food from individual vendors, but everything else at the event is free.
Other event sponsors are J. B. Hostetter’s True Value, Giant Food Stores, the Friends of the Library and the Boy Scouts of Troup 39.
Milanof-Schock Library was dedicated in May of 1999. It was named “Milanof-Schock” after devoted library volunteer Anne Milanof, who donated a substantial amount of money to the Library’s building fund after her death, and Clarence Schock, Mount Joy resident and founder of The SICO Company, whose foundation awarded the Library a generous amount of money in his honor. Members of the 1999 Library Board of Directors and members of the Building Committee have been invited to the Birthday Bash and will be recognized during the event kickoff. Sandy Heisey, who performed at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, will also be at the celebration to sing for the community.
When Milanof-Schock Library opened its door in 1999, they offered approximately 12,000 items for circulation. Today, the Library offers more than 50,000 items, including books, audiobooks, magazines, DVDs, music, and early-learning resources for children. Library card holders (cards are free!) can also access thousands of Ebooks online! The Library has 6 public computers and free wifi service, and it offers a photocopy and scanning center for a small fee per page. Need a passport? The Library offers services by appointment.
After 20 years, the Library remains, as Director Barbara Basile likes to say, “the community’s living room.” It’s still as relevant today as it was back then. As long as there are communities, there will be libraries. And spread the word…the Library is more than just books!
Please visit the Library’s website for information. www.mslibrary.org.