Bonner Springs Library celebrates with birthday bash Friday

The Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs, Kansas, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of opening its building with a birthday bash from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. (File photo)

The Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton, Bonner Springs, opened its doors to a new library building on July 12, 2009.

It will celebrate its 10th anniversary in the new building with a birthday bash from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, said Jack Granath, library director.

The event will be held outside the library building, he said. There will be cake, music, games and face painting, plus a proclamation.

Bonner Beautiful, a group dedicated to beautification, has donated a statue to the library that wil be unveiled at this event, he said.

“The Whiz Kid,” a statue in bronze, depicts a child sitting on a globe, with a magnifying glass, he said. The statue will be placed outdoors in a patio at the garden.

The public is invited to the event.

The Bonner Springs Library also is planning a celebration with other area libraries for the “One Book: Many Stories” program. Seven area libraries participated in a summer reading discussion program. The wrap-up party will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Cider Hill Family Orchard, 3341 N. 139th, Kansas City, Kansas.

The event will include music, food and prizes.

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