Carnegie Library Center Grand Opening Press Release

Carnegie Library Center Grand Opening Press Release

SHELBYVILLE, Ky.—The Shelby County Public Library is happy to announce the grand opening of the new Carnegie Library Center. The Carnegie Library Center (CLC) allows us to offer more programs in a modern and updated space. The Grand Opening coincides with National Library Week, and the Library has events scheduled for every day of the week. The official grand opening ceremony is Saturday, April 13 from 10 A.M.-12 P.M. and will include music by the band Byrd Law, a meet-and-great with the Board of Trustees, Pete the Cat, and a Pete the Cat book giveaway for the first 200 families. The Main Building of the Library will be closed during the Grand Opening Ceremony but will reopen after the ceremony for normal business hours.

Other events for the week include:

  • Monday, April 8: Silas House, Kentucky Author, will give a presentation and Q&A on his new book, Southernmost from 6-7 P.M. (Registration necessary; register online or by phone)
  • Tuesday, April 9: Brown Bag Book Club, discussing the book “Then She Was Gone” by Lisa Jewell at 1 PM.
  • Wednesday, April 10: Patron Appreciation Day, including gift card drawing, refreshments provided throughout the day, and giveaways. Free Tai Chi (11 A.M.), Meditation (11:45 A.M.), and Soft Foam Roller (5:45 P.M.)
  • Thursday, April 11: Lunch and Learn with Mango Languages from 1-2 P.M. Free Zumba class at 6 P.M. (Registration necessary, register online or by)
  • Friday, April 12: Free Movie for Seniors at 1:00 P.M., showing of Green Book. Free coffee and donuts provided all day in the Main


Lisa Merchant, Library Board President said, “The Board is excited about the opportunities the new Carnegie Library Center presents to us. We hope the community will utilize the new space to its fullest extent. We are eagerly anticipating the Grand Opening!”

“I am so happy to invite the community to our Carnegie Library Center Grand Opening!” said Pam Federspiel, Library Director. “Please circle this date on your calendar, as we have something for everyone planned. Plus, tours of the new building!”

The Shelby County Public Library was built in 1903 as a result of a grant from philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. Since its initial construction, there have been four additions, and with the construction of Carnegie Library Center, the Library and its properties provide more than 30,000 square-feet for public use. Library cards are free for every resident of Shelby County.


For more information, contact:

Mason Warren
Public Relations
(502) 633-3803


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