Hamilton Library Celebrates 100 Years
100 Years ago, seeing ponies at the Bitterroot Public Library would not have been an unusual thing.
Now, in the year 2016, at the library west lawn, pony rides were part of kids' activities Friday at the facility on Hamilton's State Street.
Saturday, the ponies will not be there, but the library is having a Centennial birthday party June 9, with cake for all attending, along with music by the group Tin Cup.
Margaret Daly, The valley's Women's Clubs and the Carnegie Foundation all were part of the creation of the Hamilton library building, which underwent extensive expansion in the 1980s. The library has also embraced the digital age with computers, internet access and advice to those who need help with their electronic devices.
Saturday, members of the Bitterroot Women's Club will be dressed in old-fashioned clothing and talking about the history of the building as part of the two-hour event, which starts at 12 noon. There will be free tote-bags, balloons and more, according to Nansu Roddy of the library.
The party is just part of a year full of special activities to celebrate 100 years of literacy in the Bitterroot Valley.