The community celebrated the re-opening of the Weed Library in its new location on Alamo Street downtown.

The grand opening of the new Weed Library on Alamo Avenue downtown had a steady stream of visitors with good things to say about the new location and congratulations to the staff and volunteers.

“I used to love going into the old library in the old high school building. Always felt like I was going into history when I walked in those halls,” Roberta Anderson said. “Now we’re in another building with history.”

The building at 150 Alamo was built in 1918 and originally housed a laundry.

Librarian Shelley Green, outfitted in a library-themed shirt given to her for the occasion by Kathy Langford, reported that “everybody thinks the new space is gorgeous.”

Sunlight streamed through the west facing windows as community members celebrated the library’s re-opening and new location. People looked around and visited with neighbors while enjoying the music of Leslie Tift and Tom Scott and the beverages and hors d’oeuvres served for the occasion.

Now owned by AmericanWest Bank, the building is being leased to the City of Weed for $1 per year for two years. At the end of the lease term, the city will have the opportunity to buy the building.