MOUNT VERNON — The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County could have been the site of Who’s Who in Knox County on Saturday as familiar faces and patrons celebrated the library’s quasquicentennial.
Mayor Richard Mavis and his wife, Peggy, took part in the celebration but a number of other city representatives also attended including city council members Mike Hillier and Janis Seavolt.
Anne Storan, the former owner of Paragraphs Bookstore, boasted, “We drove a thousand miles to get here.” She was, however, joking slightly because she and her husband also drove from Florida for a wedding on Monday.
She did, however, also want to attend the celebration.
“Even though I owned a bookstore, I came here every week to get audio books. I love the library,” Storan said.
The event also drew the attention of state officials. Public relations director Linette Porter-Melter noted that a representative of the Attorney General’s office had visited as well as a representative from Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel. She also heard from other state officials.
Comments were shared during the event by library director John Chidester and Mavis.
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