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Grand Opening Day (and Week)

January 18th, 2016
Categories: News

Join us on Monday, January 18th at 9:00 a.m. for our grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting. The theme of the day is “Community”… as it took a community to build this library.

Take a peek at our agenda below:

9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks/Welcome

  • Representative Bob Pritchard
  • Mayor John Rey
  • Don McKay, Nagle Hartray Architects
  • Doug Moeller, District #428
  • Dan Kenney, DeKalb County Community Gardens
  • Keynote Speech, Rev. Leroy Mitchell

9:40 p.m. Closing Remarks/Thank you/Ribbon Cutting

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – NIU Read to a Huskie with volunteers from NIU’s Black Male Initiative group (In the Children’s Department)

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Magic Matt, Strolling Magician

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – MLK Panel Discussion: A Culture of Non-Violence (Zimmerman Room)

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Walk-in Crafts presented by the NIU Center for Black Studies (Yusunas Room)

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Magic Matt, Strolling Magician

4:00 p.m. What’s in Your Toolbox: Managing Stress presented by Wise Owl Wellness (Zimmerman Room)

6:30 p.m. A Library for All Seasons with NIU STEAM (Yusunas Room)

6:30 p.m. Bedtime Story Time and Craft (Story Time and Activities Room)

Join us for this big day but don’t worry there is a whole week of grand opening events scheduled!