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Library celebration marks 75 years of serving Sweet Home


September 27, 2017

Photo by Sean C. Morgan SWEET HOME LIBRARIAN Rose Peda, center, and State Librarian MaryKay Dahlgreen cut a celebratory cake as City Councilwoman Diane Gerson, left, watches.

The Sweet Home Public Library has “come a long way,” as State Librarian MaryKay Dahlgreen described it during a 75th anniversary open house celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

“I’m a librarian,” Dahlgreen said during the open house. “As such, I am required to do research.”

She compared the numbers for the Sweet Home Public Library of 2016 to the library of 1942, the year it opened.

The population of Sweet Home was 1,090 in 1942, she said. It was 9,090 in 2016.

“In 1942, Sweet Home Library had 126 registered borrowers,” Dahlgreen said. In 2016, the library had 2,283 regi...

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