ELLSWORTH – The building that houses the Ellsworth Public Library is celebrating 200 years, but it wasn’t always a place for reading.
The building was a private residence back in 1817 before it was donated to the public.
Thursday there was be an open house, filled with fun activities for people of all ages.
Starting at 4 p.m. there will be a children’s art show in the Boat Room followed by live music on the library lawn.
People will get to see the history of the Tisdale House and learn the significance it has in Ellsworth.
Assistant director Sandy Abbott stated “I love this library because I love seeing people take advantage of it and use the many services that we have. People can also pick up a brochure, telling them 200 things that they can do in the Tisdale House.”
The event will wrap up at 7 p.m., serving cake to celebrate.