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Library celebrates 80th anniversary

Join the Sandy Public Library for a night of cupcakes, music, balloons and history


Nearly 80 years after its beginning in 1934, the Sandy Public Library is having an anniversary celebration.

From 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 7, the library will hold its anniversary party, sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The event will feature live music, cupcakes, balloons and a history exhibit put together by the Sandy Historical Society.

Started in 1934 by the Sandy Women’s Club, the Sandy Library was originally located in what was called the Davis Building on old Main Street, now Pioneer Boulevard, just west of what is now the Sandy Chamber office, 38963 Pioneer Blvd. Three moves later, it would arrive at its current location.

Around 7 p.m., several Sandy residents will share stories of past experiences at the library.

There will be written stories on display, and photos from the library’s long life.

The Rose City Hot Club will provide lively swing and gypsy jazz music throughout the evening. The band is led by local bass player Bob Burgeni.

Balloon artist Olive Rootbeer, part of a local clown duo, will entertain adults and children alike with balloon sculptures.

The party also will feature a drawing for a two-night stay at the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport.

The event is free, family friendly and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 503-668-5537.