The Central Branch of the Davis County Library System, 155 N. Wasatch Drive, will celebrate its 10th anniversary Sept. 14-19 with one or more special events each day.
The Layton branch was officially dedicated on Sept. 10, 1988 with 30,000 items. Today it includes more than 90,000 items. New shelving has now been added to the library so it can expand to 100,000 total items.During 1997, total checkouts reached almost 382,000 items, making it the county's second-busiest library.
Highlighting the anniversary week will be "Reflections of a Writer" by Gerald R. Lund, author of "The Work and the Glory" series. He'll be the keynote speaker in a special program, Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m. at the Layton High School Auditorium, 440 Lancer Lane.
The week's events will kick off Monday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m. with a "Rambling, Rumbling and Reading Through Layton History" program in the library auditorium.
Other events will include:
"Fairytale Fun," Tuesday, Sept. 15, 4 p.m. with Layton High and Northridge student-body officers helping legends come to life. A puppet show will be staged at 7 p.m.
"Front Porch Stories for an Autumn Evening" will be presented Wednesday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m. by the Ben Lomond Chapter of the Utah Storytellers Guild.
"Sampler: A Readers' Theater of Broadway Shows" is Thursday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m. as presented by the Layton Arts Council.
"I'll Tell You a Story: Children Share Stories with Children" will be Friday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
More information on the anniversary events is available by calling the Central Branch Library, 547-0729.