It was a unique celebration for booklovers.
The John M. Cuelenaere Public Library celebrated its 100th anniversary with some big machines on Saturday.
“We chose to have the city and other community vehicles to come down here with the kids to show what they do,” said Tara McKay from the program services department of the library. “The kids can climb around in their vehicles and get some neat little prizes.”
When the library was trying to come up with a unique way to celebrate 100 years, they asked some community members if they would be willing to help.
“We have the fire department here, the city police, the ambulance, Jay’s Moving, Absolute Security and then all the city trucks,” McKay said. “We thought it would give the kids something to climb into and look around at.”
Their goal, McKay said, was to have 100 wheels for 100 years.
“Our goal was 0100 wheels out here for this event and we do have 100 wheels,” McKay said. “A big thank you to city who has donated their workers and their machines, Jay’s Moving, Absolute Security, Ambulance, Police and Fire. The kids love it.”
The celebration took place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and many people came out to see what the library had to offer.
“We are up to about 150 right now,” McKay said around 1 p.m. “With the road construction, it made it a little bit harder but they keep coming in. We are here until 4 p.m. so hopefully we have more people come out.”
They also had a barbecue, provided by Eagle’s Nest, face painting and balloons.
McKay said the children’s favourite machine was the fire truck.
“They love the fire truck,” she laughed.
Although the big celebration was on Saturday, McKay said to continue checking out their website.
“We have what happened 100 years ago on that day on the website,” she said.