Killingworth Library started in 1964 with the can-do spirit of local people willing to roll up their sleeves to find space, build shelves, donate books and manage the desk. Today, community donations and town support have given us a beautiful library facility with something for everyone. Our Library Association is a non-profit organization run by 18 hard-working volunteer board members who are responsible for raising more than $87,000 of our annual budget this year, with the Town generously funding the rest. To keep costs down, we do a lot of hands-on work in fundraising, finance, program planning, computer maintenance, security, grounds upkeep, and interior building maintenance.
The Library Turns 50!
Not all of us look forward to turning the big 5-0, but in the case of the Killingworth Library, which was created 50 years ago this winter, 2014 means a year-long celebration with programs, events, fundraisers and commemorative merchandise. Among the ideas in the works are historical programs, kids poster contests, an open house, and discussions about books from 1964. The library’s Facebook page will have “fun facts” from 1964, and we’d love you to post what YOU were doing that year! A new 50th anniversary logo will be used throughout the year.
Where the Pros Play
Imagine teeing off where some of the world’s best professional golfers will play in June: the TPC River Highlands. The Killingworth Library’s Ninth Annual Golf Tournament will be held earlier this year, on Monday, April 28, and features the exclusive club and course. Start your golf season off in style!
Warm-up, lunch, golf and dinner at the beautiful TPC River Highlands is $250 per golfer. This is an opportunity you won’t want to miss! Contact Shelly Cumpstone at 860-391-2747 to be part of this year's adventure or to purchase tickets or sponsorship.
Great Gift Ideas at the Library!
Whether you need to pick up a little something for your student away at school, a host/hostess gift, a stocking stuffer, or a unique gift for someone who has everything, the library can fill your shopping needs. The Killingworth Library has convenient shopping hours: anytime we're open!