NEWS: Lewisville Public Library turning 50
September 20, 2018
The year was 1968 - Madison Square Garden opened in New York City, HemisFair '68, The World's Fair, was held in San Antonio, and Lewisville designated the Public Library as an official City department. Now it's time to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Lewisville Public Library with a public celebration, Monday, September 24, 5-7 p.m. at the Library, 1197 W. Main Street.
Much has changed about the Library in the last 50 years, but its commitment to the community remains the same. It has transitioned from lending out 16mm film in the early 1970s to the cutting-edge Hive makerspace and Digital Media Lab of today.
Did you know the first Library in Lewisville was located in the basement of the Old Presbyterian Church at the southeast corner of Church and Charles Streets? Did you know the Library has been housed in seven different buildings? Did you know Lewisville had two library locations for several years?
Attendees at the free anniversary celebration will learn fun facts like this and more. Light refreshments will be served, local musician Dalene Richelle will perform, and there will be library tours. Click HERE for more on the history of the Lewisville Public Library.
News Archive :
September 16, 2017 - Makerspace to open at Lewisville Library in Spring 2018
May 26, 2017 - Lewisville Public Library launches bilingual programs
May 26, 2017 - La Biblioteca Lanzara Programas Bilingües