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Cairo celebrates 50 years of its library

Nov 21, 2014 12:10 am
[caption id="attachment_37878" align="alignright" width="350"]The cake for the Cairo Library's 50th anniversary. The cake for the Cairo Library's 50th anniversary.[/caption]

The Cairo Library celebrated its 50th anniversary at a "Golden Jubilee" event there Thu., Nov. 20. State Assemblyman Pete Lopez, Greene County Legislators from Cairo William Lawrence and Harry Lennon, and Cairo Town Supervisor Ted Banta were among the politicians in attendance, with about 50 locals attending and students from Cairo-Durham Middle School performing music. Maureen Forrester, a longtime supporter of the library, was honored, and past volunteers were remembered. Speakers also recalled Cairo's first library in the 1960s along the town creek, and how it moved into the then-new town hall in 1979. Dorothy True, another longtime library supporter and current Library Board of Trustees Treasurer, read her "The Little Town That Could" poem at the event, an epic tale about the story of the latest Cairo Library building, which opened in 2012 in a spacious new building across from the Town Hall.

Click here to hear a tribute to Maureen Forrester and her 25 years of work at the Cairo Library from Cathy Start, Debra Kamecke, and William Lawrence. PLAY AUDIO (3:20)

Click here to hear Dorothy True reads her poem "The Little Town That Could" at the Cairo Library Golden Jubilee. PLAY AUDIO (2:19)

Click here to hear an interview with Rep. Pete Lopez about libraries and the next legislative session in Albany. PLAY AUDIO (11:15)
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