Greenville Public Library Celebrates 110th Birthday With Open House

The Greenville Public Library held an open house Saturday afternoon on the 110th birthday of the historic facility.

Library board members and residents gathered for the celebration.

Library Director Mike Westbrooks
Library Director Mike Westbrooks

library open house 3

Mike Westbrooks, library director for the past 10 years, said the library is one of the few remaining Carnegie libraries. He said people come off the interstate just to see the library. Many of them, he said, comment on how great the building looks considering its age. Westbrooks said up to 26,000 people visit the library each year.

Click below to hear his comments:

Westbrooks said the open house was also an opportunity to celebrate the completion of the roof project, with a new cupola on top of the dome, and honor past and current library board members for their service.