Mirfield Library’s big birthday
Nov 20 2008 by Emma Davison, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
MIRFIELD Library opened its doors to the public for a special event celebrating its 60th birthday.
The library has been in its present premises, Eastthorpe Lodge on Huddersfield Road, for 60 years.
It moved there from its original building at Ings Grove Park, which has since been demolished.
To celebrate its 60th birthday members of the public were invited to call into the library for a hot drink and a piece of cake.
There were two cakes, one showing how the library looked 60 years ago and another how it looks today.
Mirfield man Tony Scorah, the first person to take out a book from the library 60 years ago, cut the cake.
Staff also got dressed up in 1940s clothes and locals got the chance to write down in a memory book their experiences of using the library.
The memory book aims to provide a memento of the occasion.
There was also a birthday card competition in which children and adults took part.
They were provided with a variety of materials to create their design for the contest.