Oskaloosa Public Library celebrates

The Oskaloosa Public Library is holding a double celebration Wednesday (6/9).  One part is an official unveiling of a historical building marker for the library.  Ann Brouwer of Oskaloosa’s Historical Building Marker Steering Committee says the marker has actually been in place for over a year.

“This is our ninth of the historical building markers to be placed in Oskaloosa.  And we actually installed this one on the library in March.  And due to COVID, we did not have a ceremony.”

Oskaloosa’s public library opened in 1903 and was built with money donated by businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.  The second thing that will be unveiled is the Kim (Gigi) Blackwell Memorial Makerspace.  Brouwer says a Makerspace is a place to make things.

“Anything from learning how to operate a sewing machine to doing robotics and there’s a green screen for video…of cricut.  Things that I don’t have a clue of how to operate.”

The Oskaloosa Public Library’s celebration starts at 6pm Wednesday at the library’s Reading Garden.


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