Houston Library open house Feb. 26

Library Director Elizabeth Gibson-Gasset stands in front of the Houston Public Library, which will host an open house this weekend. File photo by Craig Moorhead

The Houston Public Library is 10 years old. To celebrate, library staff, friends and board are hosting a party, Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. The public is invited.

Festivities will begin at 3 p.m. at the Houston Community Center, 109 West Maple Street, Houston, with a presentation by Minnesota freelance photographer, Doug Ohman. Ohman’s recently published book, Libraries of Minnesota, featured the Houston Public Library on it’s the cover.

Following the presentation, birthday cake and ice cream will be served. The afternoon will culminate at 5 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly renovated library at 202 East Cedar. The library will also be open for tours at that time.

Until 2001, Houston did not have a public library. The library was started as result of a grass roots effort led by local citizens. It continues to survive and thrive because of the generous support of the Houston community.

For more information, please contact Librarian Liz Gibson Gasset at 507-896-7323, or Library Board Chair Kim Ross at 507-894-4108.