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Frederick County Library Thurmont
By: David Bruce Jr.
   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   

                    Contact:      Elizabeth Cromwell

                   Telephone:  301/600-1629

Frederick County Public Libraries filling the shelves with 85,000 items for grand opening of The Thurmont Regional Library 
 

Week-long festivities begin with dedication, ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration on Saturday, August 2 at 9:30 am 
 

FREDERICK, MD – July 7, 2008 -- The Thurmont Regional Library will open to the public on Saturday, August 2, 2008, according to Frederick County Public Libraries.  The opening will be marked with a weeklong celebration, beginning with the building dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, August 2 at 9:30 am. 
 

“The Thurmont community has been looking forward to the opening of our new library with tremendous enthusiasm,” said Erin Dingle, Branch Administrator for the Thurmont Regional Library, who will manage the facility.  “We hope that the new library will become a gathering place for people of all backgrounds and interests to discover and learn in a comfortable, accommodating atmosphere.” 
 

The weeklong Grand Opening Celebration has been underwritten by Woodsboro Bank, which also has a new bank branch opening in Thurmont on Saturday, August 2. "We have a strong, growing customer base in the Thurmont area, and partnering with the new public library there is a natural fit for us," said Rick Miller, President and CEO of Woodsboro Bank.  "Our sponsorship of the grand opening celebration gives us the opportunity to show our appreciation to the community."   
 

The Celebration will feature an array of performers and entertainment to appeal to all ages, and will also familiarize the community with features of the new facility.  Visit the library’s website at fcpl.org for the latest updates, and listen to media sponsor Free Country WFRE 99.9 for more details. Highlights of the Grand Opening Celebration are as follows:

Saturday, August 2
 

9:30 am Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

10 am  Doors Open

11 am  Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition (Bluegrass Music)

11 am  Library Tour with Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library

11:30 am Catoctin Furnace History presented by Cunningham Falls State Park

12 pm – 2 pm Tails and Scales Wildlife Program

2 pm   Kennedy’s Kitchen (Celtic Music)

3 pm  Library Tour with Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library

All day  Living History Demonstrations

          Docent-led Library Tours

          Children’s Craft Area

          Scavenger Hunt w/ Prizes

Sunday, August 3, Agricultural Day
 

2 pm  “Goats in the Classroom” Puppet Show and craft presented by

          Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation (MAEF)

3 pm  Library Tour with Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library

3 pm  “Three Billy Goats Gruff” Puppet Show and craft presented by MAEF

4 pm  “Beatrice’s Goat” Puppet Show and craft presented by MAEF 
 

Throughout the Day 
 

Live Broadcast from WFRE

Agricultural Petting Zoo

Agricultural Showcase Bus Presented by Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation

Children’s Arts and Craft Area

Monday, August 4, Nature Day
 

10:30 am Babies with Books (Storytime)

11 am  Smokey the Bear presented by Catoctin Mountain Park

11 am  Library Tour with Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library

12 pm  Frederick County Clean Streams Program 

2 pm  Natural Wildlife Habitats presented by Catoctin Zoo

2:30 pm Babies with Books

3 pm  Library Tour with Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library

7 pm  Native Plant Workshop presented by Master Gardener Patty McDermitt

7 pm  Library Tour with Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library

Tuesday, August 5, Celebrating Our North County History

10:30 am Time for Two's (Storytime)

11 am   Library Tour with Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library

12 pm  Maryland Folk Life Children’s Program

2 pm  The Cozy/Camp David Connection presented by Vicky Grinder

2:30 pm Time for Two’s (Storytime)

3 pm  Library Tour with Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library

5 pm  A Journey Through Time with Mamie Eisenhower presented

      by Ruth Mary Mackelhenny

6 pm  “Dangerous Engagement” Civil War book discussion by

          author Marc Leepson

7 pm  Camp David: A History by Mark Hudson, Historical Society

          of Frederick County

7 pm  Library Tour with Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library

Wednesday, August 6, Cultural Arts Day
 

10:30 am Preschool Storytime

11 am  Library Tour with Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library

12 pm  Maryland Symphony Orchestra Presents “Music,

          A Hands-On Experience”

2:30 pm Preschool Storytime

3 pm  Library Tour with Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library

7 pm  Thurmont Thespians- Season Highlights

7 pm  Library Tour with Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library

Thursday, August 7, Literature Day
 

10:30 am “Caterpillar’s Wish” Puppet Show

11 am  Library Tour with Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library

12 pm  “Spiderella” Puppet Show

2 pm  Linda Fang, International Storyteller 

3 pm  Library Tour with Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library

5 pm  Teen Poetry Slam with guest DJ Luis Rivera

7 pm  Poet Laureate’s Corner with MD State Poet Laureate Michael Glaser

7 pm  Library Tour with Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library

Friday, August 8, Regional Connections
 

11 am – 3 pm Greet Thurmont area business owners and local civic organizations while enjoying informational displays about opportunities available in the North County Region. Visit the Lion’s Club Coffee Café and see demonstrations of the new Adaptive Computer Station for library users with disabilities, which was generously donated to the Thurmont Regional Library by the Thurmont Lions Club.

Saturday, August 9, Country Fair Day
 

2 pm  Cecil the Clown

2-4 pm  Live Music by The Yard Slippers 
 

Throughout the Day: 
 

Dancing by the Carroll County Cloggers

Old Fashioned Games

Children’s Arts and Crafts

Cake Walk presented by the Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library 
 

The library’s address is 76 East Moser Road, Thurmont.  To drive to the library from downtown Frederick: 
 

  • Take US-15 North approximately 13 miles
  • Take the Thurmont (MD-806) exit
  • At the exit ramp, turn right on Thurmont Boulevard
  • Turn Left on Frederick Road (MD-806) and drive .4 mile
  • Turn Right on East Moser Road and drive .4 mile
  • Library is on the right at 76 East Moser Road
 

Once open, the library’s hours will be as follows: 
 

  • Monday through Thursday, 10 am – 9 pm
  • Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday, 1 pm – 5 pm


 



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