Library Lover’s Nite draws small, but appreciative crowd Saturday
By LENNY C. LEPOLA
News Assistant Managing Editor
Each year for the past several years, Big Walnut area residents have been able to celebrate a family-friendly Valentine’s Day evening out at Community Library’s Library Lover’s Nite. This year’s family-oriented library gala was held last Saturday evening, and included entertainment, sweet treats, games and door prizes.
Everyone’s favorite DJ, Roger Bishop of HyperSounds Entertainment, provided music; and a dessert bar was provided courtesy of Story Time Parents and Community Library Friends.
Community Library director Chauncey Montgomery said Community Library strives to enhance the lives of area residents through traditional library services, but also through less conventional programs, such as Library Lover’s Nite.
“This year’s Library Lover’s Nite turnout was not as good as in previous years, possibly because of the weather and the impact of the cold and flu season,” Montgomery said. “But we had about 150 through the door, and it’s been a great group; it looks like everyone had fun.”
Montgomery said for him, as library director, Library Lover’s Nite is and opportunity to talk to people outside of business hours.
“It’s nice to get together with people in the community and strengthen relationships,” Montgomery said. “And that’s true of all events in Sunbury and the surrounding area. When people get together at events like this, it makes you realize why Big Walnut is such a great area to live and raise a family.”