Order of eventsEdit
- Refreshments accompanied by the city's five-man Brass Ensemble (slightly delayed by the late arrival of one bandsman)
- Her Worship the Mayor, Jenny Brash, spoke about the library history, going back even before the School Road building; she then placed the "Open" flag in its new slot
- Brian Anderson spoke
- Euan Dempsey spoke and was to "cut" the ribbon on the shelves, but economically untied the bow instead and detached the ends
- Opening of shelves - attendees might have thought that the shelves were already open, but that was only half the story; readers will have to visit the library to understand the ensuing magnificence
- Coffee, tea, and continued refreshments while the band played on
- Eventually a book was taken out
Attendees included many of the volunteers who have staffed the library (one of whom had given 17 years of service) and several council and/or mayoralty candidates, everyone smiling. A very pleasant occasion.
The library has potential for becoming the "armchair of Plimmerton", a general meeting place, which could even be the scene of educational talks and seminars.