The Cherokee Public Library is celebrating the renovated east entrance of the library building on Friday. It will take place at 10 a.m. immediately following the Chamber Coffee.
A short history of the library and a few remarks about the importance of the entrance will be given as local citizens will appreciate the role the public library has held in the community.
The project was financed by memorial funds for Doris Thomas, Pat Ellerbroek, Mary Ann Sauer and Don Groff, in addition to gifts from Violet Guest, the Cherokee Area Archives, Friends of the Library and the Cherokee Public Library Foundation.
Altogether it was a $16,000 upgrade as the door was replaced, woodwork repaired and the antique fan window above the door carefully removed and refurbished.
Cherokeans Jimmy Davis and Tim Anderson, who worked long and hard to restore and re-install the facing above the east door of the library, did restoration work.