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Bridgetown Library celebrates 10th birthday with special tin-themed day

Daniel HockingManjimup-Bridgetown Times
The Bridgetown Library staff commemorated the 10th anniversary of the library's establishment at its current location.
Camera IconThe Bridgetown Library staff commemorated the 10th anniversary of the library's establishment at its current location. Credit: Supplied

The Bridgetown Library celebrated its 10th anniversary on July 26, having been opened in 2013 by then-WA Premier Colin Barnett and Bridgetown-Greenbushes shire councillor Tony Pratico.

The library celebrated the milestone on July 26, with a celebration attended by community members, staff, volunteers, Bridgetown-Greenbushes shire CEO Tim Clynch and president Jenny Mountford.

The mine was decorated with tins of flowers and a tin-themed display, including books with the word ‘tin’ in the title to historical information on tin and mining, both due to the 10th year anniversary being symbolised by tin and also due to the association with the tin mine in Greenbushes.

Bridgetown Library co-ordinator Naomi Walkowsky welcomed guests to the day before introducing Jenny Mountford, Tim Clynch and former Bridgetown librarian Kathy Matthews, who shared stories of the library’s evolution and insights into the unique and successful community hub that it is and represents.

After an official cake cutting, with the cake being made by local Bridgetown baker Hansens Hot Bread Shop, guests then mingled while a slide show played images, showing the library and its history throughout the years.

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A birthday themed ‘rhyme time’ party with activities for the children was held earlier in the day, tied in with the anniversary celebrations.

The library noted the “fantastic time” children had at the party, each receiving a present from the library, thoughtfully prepared by staff.

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