Shelby Library Celebrating 125 Years Of Service With Book Fair

18 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

What better way for a library to celebrate a century-plus of service to the community than by holding a book fair?

That’s what is on offer on January 28 as the Marvin Memorial Library in Shelby opens its doors to authors and guests alike. From 9 AM to 2 PM, there will be multiple authors on hand selling their books, with many of them offering talk sessions as well.

Currently, participating authors include Aileen Stewart, Andrea Alt, Kate Church, Dr. Jillian Scudder, David Meyers and Elise Meyers, Scott Longert, Mark Darden, and Beth Stafford. The general schedule of events is as follows:

  • 9:15AM – David Meyers and Elise Meyers Walker (Father-Daughter duo writing about Ohio History)
  • 10:15AM – Mark Daren (Sports and travel enthusiast) 
  • 11:15AM – Scott Longert (Baseball historian)
  • 12:15PM – Andrea Alt and her police dog (Police Officer and Children’s Author)
  • 1:15PM – Astronomy Q&A with Dr. Jillian Scudder

This first-ever book fair for the library celebrates its 125th anniversary. According to the Marvin Memorial Library website, the facility began as a reading room for men and boys who worked in the factories June 4, 1897 in a small rented room at the Sutter-Higgins block on East Main Street.

Other activities at the Marvin Book Fair include a dance party with DJ Ed in the Children’s Department; crafts and coloring in the Children’s Department; book signings; the ability to meet the authors; and more.. For more information contact Shelly at 419-347-5576.

Sources: Marvin Memorial Library; Image by RHMLMarketing from Pixabay

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