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West Lafayette Library has annual holiday open house

| December 5, 2016
Patty Thompson helped with the children’s crafts at the annual West Lafayette Library Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 3. Beth Scott | Beacon

Patty Thompson helped with the children’s crafts at the annual West Lafayette Library Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 3. Beth Scott | Beacon

WEST LAFAYETTE – The West Lafayette Library celebrated the upcoming holiday season with an open house on Saturday, Dec. 3. Patrons of all ages were invited to the library for refreshments, a chance to win door prizes, and crafts for the kids.

“We’ve been a chamber member for over 10 years and we enjoy partnering with the West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce,” said Andrea Schweitzer Smith, branch manager. “This is a nice opportunity to kick off the season and invite people to the library.”

The event was sponsored by the Friends of the Library and two members, Patty Thompson and Arlene Reddick were volunteering that day. Also volunteering was Milena Cognion, a junior at Ridgewood High School who has been volunteering at the library since March.

“I was getting tired of sitting around the house,” said Cognion. “I want to get into the National Honor Society and this was a volunteer opportunity and so I thought I should take it. It gives me an opportunity to learn about the community and about the library.”

During the month of December, the library will be accepting food for fines. Patrons can bring in a non-perishable food item to the library as payment for old and current fines. Items are then donated to the Salvation Army.

The library will be closed Dec. 24 – 26 and Dec. 31, Jan. 1 – 2 for Christmas and New Year’s.

Category: People & Places

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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