Brazil Public Library will soon receive a generous gift of approximately $28,000 from the estate of Thelma Wallace.
"If any of you didn't know Thelma, she was a very nice lady. Several other organizations in this community will benefit from her estate as well," Caroline McCullough, board member, said.
Brazil Public Library's 100th anniversary will be celebrated during National Library Week, April 6 through 12. Plans include displays, entertainment and a 100-balloon release with free one-year library memberships attached to 10 of them. Board members and staff will dress in period clothes and serve refreshments. Patrons will be able to earn blue canvas tote bags when they check out items with a 100-year anniversary design.
Two new old-fashioned style lamp posts will be added soon to the front lawn on either side of the steps leading up to the library. The posts will come from Lighting Designs, Terre Haute. The library has added window tinting to the upstairs windows to reduce screen glare on computers. Window tinting was also added to the Library Annex office windows.
At least half of the free trial library card holders at the south branch have renewed their cards and the children's story hour is full with 15 children.
Looking ahead to the summer reading program, the theme will be "Buggy About Books" in June. Several events are being planned for each Wednesday during the program at both the main library at the south branch in Clay City. Children will have the opportunity to earn canvas tote bags as well.