Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at library

Connie Walker, formerly Wood Place Librarian and now Moniteau County Librarian, cuts the California Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon acknowledging the establishment of a county library Thursday, Jan. 30. Chamber President Becky Lawson is to the left of Walker and Barbara Reader of the Missouri State Library is to the right.

Connie Walker, formerly Wood Place Librarian and now Moniteau County Librarian, cuts the California Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon acknowledging the establishment of a county library Thursday, Jan. 30. Chamber President Becky Lawson is to the left of Walker and Barbara Reader of the Missouri State Library is to the right. Photo by David Wilson.

Thursday, Jan. 30, was the day for a ribbon cutting by the California Area Chamber of Commerce and an open house for the Moniteau County Library Board at Wood Place in California.

The library building including contents at 501 South Oak Street, California, was recently donated by the governing board to the county library board to establish a Moniteau County Library.

The noon hour event sponsored by the Elia Wood Paegelow Foundation Board drew many people in addition to library staff, library board, foundation board and chamber members. Speakers included Gail Hughes of the foundation, Barbara Reader of the Missouri State Library, chamber president Becky Lawson and county librarian Connie Walker. In addition to checking out the printed, electronic, video and computer services offered by the library, those present sampled the large offerings of "Heavy hors d'oeurves", desserts and coffee, tea and pink lemonade.

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