FIVE years ago Harrington Library opened its doors.
Staff had lined its shelves with books, magazines, audio books, CDs and DVDs and within its walls lay the potential for learning, but also the opportunity for people to connect to other members of the local community.
That was five years ago and today it plays an integral role in bringing together people from the Harrington area.
Library staff want to celebrate its success and have planned an anniversary event at the library on Thursday, September 19.
Library assistant, Caroline Pattison is keen for the community to gather at the library between 5pm and 7pm and said it will be an "evening of music, wine, food and fun" and urged people to come "dressed in your best spring theme outfit."
It is expected the Harrington Knitters will attend the celebration as the group of women are now a fixture in the library every Wednesday and Friday from 10am until noon.
Caroline said the group had been coming to the library for four years and were currently knitting squares for the Wrap for Love Foundation and were proud to share that they had recently sent 35 rugs away for the needy.
She said the group was very friendly and were keen to welcome new ladies to the group.
In addition to Harrington Knitters the library also facilitates other activities such as storytime for children aged up to five years from 10.30am and 11.30am every day, craft every Tuesday between 10am and noon and a quilting group every Thursday from 10am until 2pm.
Caroline said people who wanted to attend the celebration should RSVP by Monday, September 16 on 6556 1652.