Waskom’s Library celebrated National Library Week on April 10th, 2018. Later this year, Waskom’s Library will mark twenty years of faithful service to the community.
Waskom Mayor Jesse Moore and City Secretary Tammy Lofton were present, as the Mayor issued a proclamation honoring the day and all who make this public service available to the Waskom community. Mayor Moore presented Head Librarian Winnie Dulin and the staff of the Waskom Library with the certificates of recognition and appreciation for this landmark occasion.
Artist Chris Opp attended the ceremony. He recently gave the Waskom Library a facelift – inside and out – with their new exterior and interior, accentuating the importance of books, learning and education, at school and at home.
Chris was commissioned by Mayor Jesse Moore to fashion the new look, as many more buildings are taking on the new decorative façade that began with the Waskom Farmer’s Market Mural.
Mayor Moore spoke to the audience in attendance and addressed the many new projects underway. Everyone in attendance was curious and excited about the city’s new developments, including the forthcoming Community Center that is currently under construction. The Mayor said, “August 8th is the projected completion date, but could be earlier at the new facility, weather permitting.”
Cake and refreshments were served to all in attendance from the community, charitable organizations, civic organizations and businesses. The Mayor and the Waskom Library’s Winnie Dulin received a welcomed round of applause for their ongoing efforts and contributions to the public.