Bridgetown Library’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

Published on Wednesday, 26 July 2023 at 4:17:03 PM

10 years ago, on 23rd July the new building for Bridgetown Public Library was officially opened by the Hon Colin Barnett.

We celebrated this milestone at the Library on Wednesday 26th July attended by community members, staff, volunteers, CEO Tim Clynch and Shire President Jenny Mountford.  

With the symbol for ten years being tin and the link with Greenbushes mine, the library was decorated with tins of flowers and there was a display with a tin theme, right from books with Tin in the title, to historical information on tin and mining.

Naomi Walkowsky, Library Co-ordinator, welcomed guests and then introduced Cr Jenny Mountford, CEO, Tim Clynch and former 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, beautifully made by Hansens Hot Bread Shop, featuring mini-book decorations created by our school workplace volunteer Sarina, guests then mingled while a slide show played displaying images of the library throughout the years. A tasty spread of food was prepared by our Library staff Renea, Nel and Alice, and wonderful volunteers, Patricia, Kaye, and Penny. It was a lovely afternoon that celebrated what an amazing community facility our Library is.

Earlier that day, Renea hosted a special birthday themed rhyme time party with lots of different activities for the children to enjoy. The parents and children had a fantastic time, with the children each receiving a present from the library, thoughtfully prepared by Nel.

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