Library ribbon cutting held

The Dickinson County Library recently hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate its newly reopened space. The Dickinson County Library-Main Branch opened in the current location in 1967. The Reading Room was redesigned in 1997 and, after 20 years, redesigned again in 2018. The recent updates have provided an additional small group meeting room, dedicated access to the handicap restrooms, enhanced lighting, a centralized information desk and much more. Donations from area businesses and individuals, combined with an MEDC Public Spaces, Community Places matching grant and financial planning by the Library Board of Trustees allowed for this renovation without any additional taxpayer dollars. Everyone is encouraged to visit the library and check out what is offered, free for all residents and taxpayers in Dickinson County. From left are, Suzanne Larson, executive director Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce; Joe Testolin, Superior Realty agent; Gary Fish, Northern Interstate Bank VP/Business Banking; Karen Hicks-Blackhall, The Advertiser manager; Ann Martin, Dickinson County commissioner and library board liaison; Audrey Smith, Dickinson County Library Board treasurer; Kim Haevers, ILL specialist; Megan Buck, Library director; Crystal Jacklovitz, Early Literacy/Early Elementary specialist; William Cummings, Dickinson County Library Board chairman; Kate Hahner, circulation specialist; Trisha Peterson, Results Broadcasting general manager; Vicki Underhill, adult services specialist; Greta Michaud, Superior Realty broker/owner; Howard Oller, Iron Mountain Daily News; Patti Schneider, S&R Insurance and Teresa Schettler, Dickinson County Healthcare System public relations.