Camden Point and Dearborn Libraries Celebrate Reopenings

Platte County, MO–It’s National Library Week (April 7-13), and we are lucky to have three branches of Mid-Continent Public Library in our area!

Mid-Continent Public Library is pleased to announce the completion of renovations at its Camden Point Branch (401 Hardesty St., Camden Point, MO 64018) and Dearborn Branch (206 Maple Leaf Ave., Dearborn, MO 64439), which reopened to the public on January 18 and 14, respectively. An official Rededication Ceremony was held at the Camden Point Branch on Friday, March 29, at 9:00 a.m. and at the Dearborn Branch on Friday, March 29, at 11:00 a.m. Each ceremony included remarks from Library leadership as well as local officials, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception.

Camden Point Mayor, Mark Wagoner and Representative Ken Wilson (District 12) both spoke at the Camden Point Ceremony, along with Branch Manager, Tiara Dixon, Library Director & CEO, Steve Potter, and Library Board President, Joycelyn Tucker Burgo.

At the Dearborn Branch ceremony, Alderman Breanna Cheadle represented the City of Dearborn as well as the Dearborn Community Betterment Committee. Elaine Greer and Susan Fedrizzi spoke, representing Switch Track Mall and the North Platte Historical Society Museum and Cultural Center, respectively. Branch Manager, Tiara Dixon, Library Director & CEO, Steve Potter, and Library Board President, Joycelyn Tucker Burgo spoke as well.

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During his speech at the Dearborn Branch, Steve Potter remarked that it was fitting that the two branches were celebrating their building rededications together, as the two branches have always been twins. The buildings are exactly the same size and layout, but they also broke ground for both buildings the same day and were dedicated on the same day the first time, on August 17, 1989.

The Edgerton Branch will also host a Rededication Ceremony and Welcome Back Open House on dates TBD.

Here’s to another 30 years of service from Mid-Continent in our small towns!

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