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Main Library releases Grand Reopening schedule of events

October 4, 2021 | By: Communications Staff

Main Library Grand Reopening Sunday, Nov. 14

After two years of renovation and construction, the St. Joe County Public Library is excited to open the doors of the Main Library and Community Learning Center to welcome you inside. See the new children’s area, teen space and fiction section on the first floor, the expanded Studio 304, the Gallery and the Commons, the Reading Room, study rooms and classrooms on the second and third floors of the Library. 

Experience your new library. We’re looking forward to welcoming you back!


Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m.
Main Library reopens! Explore the new spaces, view the smART Box and learn about the history of the Library, or visit the new Local & Family History department. 

11:30 a.m.
Guided tours begin and will be available every 30 minutes throughout the day (last tour at 4 p.m.). Learn more about the new library and get an inside look at the Community Learning Center.

1:15 p.m.
Seating begins in the 250-seat auditorium. Masks required.

2:00 p.m.
Fischoff’s S.A.M. I Am – Stories And Music, Featuring a performance by the Thalea String Quartet
Fischoff’s S.A.M. I Am reinforces the joy of reading through the power of music. Hear Fischoff alumni, the award winning Thalea String Quartet, perform their dramatic musical retelling of 2013 Caldecott Medal honoree and winner of the Young Hoosier Book Award, Creepy Carrots, by Aaron Reynolds. Be part of the first performance taking the stage in the newly constructed auditorium space in the Main Library!

5:00 p.m.
Library and Community Learning Center closes

With performances across North America, Europe, and China, the members of the Thalea String Quartet have been celebrated for their innovative approach to education and community engagement.

Pioneers of virtual educational programming, the Thalea String Quartet has developed a variety of digital content, including two digital video series for students of all ages. The quartet are the winners of the 2021 Ann Divine Educator Award from the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

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