SUGAR GROVE – The Sugar Grove Public Library is marking its 50th anniversary with a celebration from 4 to 5:15 p.m. July 21, officials said.
Library Executive Director Carol Dolin said a retro band, Ac Rock, will perform, and the Sugar Grove Historical Society will put together displays and photo albums on the library’s 50th year, as well.
“It will fit in with our summer reading theme, ‘Dig into reading. Dig into history,’ ” Dolin said.
Pat Graceffa said the library Friends are regrouping to be back to help the library, and the group will have two raffles at the 50th anniversary.
One raffle is a 50-50 raffle, with tickets $1 each. The other is to win four tickets to Raging Waves Water Park in Yorkville, donated by library board member Louise Coffman. Those tickets will be $3 each, Graceffa said.
“We’re going to decorate with beach towels and accessories and books for the beach,” Graceffa said.
The library has put in so much money for new books and DVDs and to increase its hours, Graceffa said there is not much left over for beautification outside the building.
The raffles will raise money for that, she said.
“We are also going to ask people this fall, if they are dividing any of their plants, if they would share with us and do beautification and planting in the fall,” Graceffa said.
“We’re hoping for drought-tolerant plants, [like] purple cone flowers, coreopsis, asters. Native plants would be wonderful – they just survive.”
Graceffa said any of the native prairie grasses would be welcome.
The Friends received a big donation of day lilies, so more of those won’t be needed, she said.