HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. - The Hastings Public Library, which has been celebrating its 100th year with dozens of events throughout 2013, will cap its centennial with a birthday party Wednesday at 5:15 p.m.
Hastings Librarian Sue Feir said the "Whistles-and-Bells Birthday Blowout", which is planned for the library's parking lot, is simply "a birthday party" to celebrate 100 years of service to the community with a birthday cake, of course.
The St. Christopher's School Marching Cobras from nearby Dobbs Ferry will perform and there are games planned for the children who attend.
"We're hoping for great weather so the Cobras will be able to perform outdoors," Feir said. "This is a party to celebrate the first 100 years and usher in the next century."
Feir noted that the village library is as vital as it has been over the years, with readership and books being lent in great volume.
"This is great time for readers," Feir said. "There are so many ways to access books, newspapers, magazines. We're as busy as ever and Hastings is a very literate community."