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Celebration marks reopening of Halifax library on Fridays

Salsa, sombreros and songs were in abundance Friday at the Halifax Public Library as patrons celebrated the branch library’s reopening on Fridays with a fiesta.

Library Director Joe Zappacosta said Friday afternoon he was really excited the library was able to begin offering Friday hours at the Halifax branch, and he hoped people would continue to come out and support the town’s library.

“So far we’ve had a really great day. It’s still early, and it’s been a really busy day,” said Zappacosta. “I’d like to thank the town council and the Town of Halifax for making all of this possible.”

Fiesta Friday was organized by the Friends of the Library who support the library by putting on programs throughout the year. 

For almost a year now the Halifax Public Library has been closed on Fridays, and Carol Nelson, membership chair of the Friends of the Library, said Friday she is so grateful to Halifax Town Council for making it possible for the library to re-open on Fridays.

“We were happy enough to celebrate,” said Nelson.

Long-time patron Lawrence Hall of Halifax stopped by to say how happy he was the library was open again on Fridays. He once visited the library every day for computer use and to check out videos.

“I think it’s great they are open again. I used to come in every day, and now it gives everyone an extra day,” said Hall.

Nelly Zamora Jones provided musical entertainment, and members of the Friends of the Library served patrons Mexican treats to go along with the fiesta theme.