On Thursday 18th October, Rhos Library welcomed some of its longest-serving members to a coffee morning to celebrate the library’s 50th birthday. The event, hosted by staff including Ann Hughes, Susan Hanmer and Lisabeth Thomas, was well attended by library users who had been members since the building opened in 1962. At the time, this was the first library to be built in North Wales for 50 years, with Rhos residents having previously used just a single room at the Miners’ Institute as their library.
Ann Hughes said she was delighted to see such a good turnout at the event, while library users were quick to praise the staff for their dedication in putting on this event and the excellent level of service they continue to provide all year round.
In addition to displays of newspaper clippings which charted the library’s 50 year history, from the original opening to the makeover the children’s section received courtesy of a Welsh TV show, attendees at the coffee morning were also treated to entertainment from a group of pupils from Ysgol Hooson.
This was just one of the events celebrating the library’s 50th anniversary, with others including the launch of world famous conductor Owain Arwel Hughes’s autobiography My Life In Music tonight, and a children’s workshop with author and illustrator Rob Lewis tomorrow afternoon.