Hannibal Free Public Library celebrated the 115th anniversary of the opening of the John H. Garth Memorial Library building. This building is the Beaux Arts part of the Hannibal Free Public Library, located at 200 South Fifth St. Helen K. Garth and her daughter, Annie Garth Goodlett, donated funds not only to build the structure but also endowed a trust to see to its upkeep. The building remains a beautiful and functional landmark in Hannibal today and for the future.
In celebration, the library will hold its annual tea on Saturday afternoon, April 22. The event is free and open to the public. Volunteers will be acknowledged, and significant staff anniversaries will be celebrated. Library Director Hallie Yundt Silver commented that the tea is very special this year.
"We have two staff members whose accomplishments need to be applauded," she said. "Caitlin Greathouse earns her Master’s in library science in May. Cindy Haun is retiring after almost 17 years of service here at our library. I hope the community will attend the library tea this year in appreciation."
The ceremony starts at 2:30 p.m. It will be followed by refreshments.