Members of the Continental Community Library Inc. (CCLI) met in the Library’s Community Room on Monday evening, July 14th to plan a 10 Year Celebration in honor of the Library moving into its location at 301 South Sixth Street in Continental (the former Free Methodist Church). From 1937 to 2004, the library had been in a 600 square foot corner of the Village Council Room.
The Continental Community Library Inc. is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that owns the building that houses the Continental Branch of the Putnam County Library Association. The County Library Association provides the equipment, staff and supplies needed. The CCLI maintains the building and grounds and also provides utilities and insurance. Most people are unaware that there are really two groups, united for the same cause that is the make-up of the Continental Library.
In other business, the group accepted memorial donations in honor of Joan Heitzman and Gary Reynolds. The building and grounds committee reported that a new water line was needed from the meter to the boiler room. The original (1964) line is galvanized and needs to be replaced. The meeting concluded with discussion on future activities. Anyone interested in helping in any way is urged to come to the next meeting on Monday, July 28, at 7:00pm at the library.