50 X 150 READING CHALLENGE
Have we got a challenge for you! If you are in 7th grade or older, we challenge you to read 50 books by the time we reach 150 years. If you are in 6th grade or younger, we challenge you to read 50 minutes per week by the time we reach 150 years. Follow the link below for all the details!
Our 150th Anniversary Celebration Events include:
TODD ELLISON IN CONCERT
Todd returns to Ivoryton to perform a benefit concert for the Ivoryton Library. Come join us! The New York Times describes him as “One of Broadway’s Electric Conductors.” Todd Ellison is one of the most accomplished and sought-after music director/composers working today. His Broadway credits include Michel Legrand’s Amour, Monty Python’s Spamalot (Tony Award-Best Musical,) La Cage aux Folles (Tony Award-Best Musical Revival,) 42nd Street (Tony Award -Best Revival), Elton John’s Lestat, Annie, The Wild Party, On the Town, Once Upon a Mattress (starring Sarah Jessica Parker), How To Succeed (starring Matthew Broderick), She Loves Me, Taller Than a Dwarf and A Class Act.
KICK OFF FESTIVAL IN THE VILLAGE
Fun for the entire family, join in the celebration with the entire Ivoryton Village. A day full of fun events and activities including music, entertainers, roaming characters, farmers market and time capsule ceremony.
VICTORIAN LADY TEA
An intimate tea to warm up a winter day. Learn about a women’s attire of the era that the library was first established. How did they get all of those garments on? How many layers was common? Come find out the answers of how it was done and ask yourself the important question: “How could we live like that today?”
PAINT AND SIP NIGHT
Join us in a night of exploring your artistic talents while we learn how to paint a portrait of our historic building. Enjoy refreshments, music and a night of fun and creativity.
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER EVENT
You think you’re an expert because you may read murder mystery books? Well, come find out. Join in the intrigue and mystery yourself at our Murder Mystery Dinner Party. Perhaps YOU are a suspect.
Enjoy browsing through a collection of historic photos of Ivoryton Village and its founders while sipping some of our area’s finest wines. See a display of some of the original Ivory artifacts made in our area and learn of the process that built the town. Learn about our history and what shaped the library and our village.
VILLAGE SPELLING BEE
Take part in a competitive Spelling Bee! Create a team for your business. Let’s see who knows their A B C’s in this town.
Come join us for the grand finale of events as we conclude our 150th with an amazing, fun gala. Food, drinks, dancing with friends and neighbors as we come together as a community to recognize each other and celebrate our library’s future.
Free educational resources to all, regardless of socio-economic status
Educational and professional programs
Guidance for reading selection
Free internet access
Computer and internet assistance
Meeting space for groups, organizations and tutoring
Preservation of local history materials available for browsing and research
Foreign language classes
Kids programs to encourage lifelong learning: storytelling, music, art and literacy