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Library Open House For Donors

On Friday, October 28th, The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library Held a “Sneak Peek” For Folks That Help Build The New Monett Library by Donating to the 6 Million Dollar Project.

Around 150 donors, guests, and families came out to see the fantastic New Monett Library. “We are very proud of all the wonderful features of this Flagship Library of the BLRL, and our staff members are delighted to show them off, said BLRL Director Gina Milburn .” Everyone in the community will have a chance to see this fantastic facility at the Grand Opening on November 14th.

On the 14th at 10 am, after the ribbon-cutting ceremony, everyone will be welcome to see why the whole library district is so excited. The Grand Opening festivities will continue all week, culminating in a music and art celebration on Saturday the 19th featuring Mark Chapman Band Acoustic Set. You can find a complete list of the Grand Opening Week Schedule at

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Program of Events:

10:00 am Flag Raising and National Anthem by Scott Center ROTC & Amanda Gilmore

10:05-10:10 am Welcome & Presentation by Library Director, Gina Milburn

10:10-10:25 am Messages from Builders, Architects, and Community Representatives

10:25 am Ribbon Cutting by Monett Chamber of Commerce

10:30 Reception with Library Tours


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