Library Grand Reopening Celebration
June 29, 2003

The Youth Services Department was bursting with fun and festivity during the Library's Grand Reopening Celebration. Balloons, entertainment, toys...even cake...was the order of the day for kids of all ages, families, and friends. Musician Jim Gill and comic juggler Andy Head each entertained standing-room only crowds with two wacky, playful, laugh-out-loud performances that brought everyone to their feet. Later in the day, the Library was dedicated by director Carolyn Anthony in a ceremony held in the redesigned east lobby.

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Linda Zeilstra-Sawyer, Assistant Head of Youth Services, welcomes visitors to the celebration.
 

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Musician Jim Gill had the whole room singing and dancing.
 

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Visitors created Grand Reopening mementos in the Craft Room.
 
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The new Skokie Public Library was dedicated in an afternoon ceremony.
 
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The crowd laughed itself silly with Andy Head and his wacky juggling antics.
 

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Youth Services librarian Anna Healy (left) and shelver Katy Darr worked face paint magic.
 

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Friends, family, and volunteers helped keep Youth Services afloat with balloons.
 

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Skokie firefighters presented Youth Services
with a handcrafted firehouse bookcase...
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...and then Captain Steven Ludkowski talked with children about fire safety.