Ribbon-cutting celebrates grand opening of Ravenna's new public library

Ribbon cutting celebrates grand opening of Ravenna's new city library. (NTV News)

The town of Ravenna wrote a new chapter on Sunday, as the community officially opened its new library.

Several folks turned out for the ribbon-cutting and grand opening of Ravenna's new city library.

The new building replaces the 100 year old Carnegie library across town, which some say was hard for many to access.

Officials say without all the fundraising, volunteering, and community effort, the town of Ravenna was in a tough spot.

"Just getting the word out," said Ravenna's Friends of the Library President Joyce Kriha. "Without a functioning, working open library the town would not qualify for any government grants so that really helped there to be able to help out the town."

"I think with all the people here it speaks to that we need this new library," said Ravenna's Friends of the Library treasurer Stacy Paitz. "There were people out there that said we didn't and that was an obstacle that was overcome and seeing all these people here, seeing all the donations that were made, all the bricks, it shows that it is truly something."

Sunday's celebration included tours, free books for kids, and refreshments.

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