On Sunday, the new Mammoth Library officially opened the doors for customers.
The grand opening celebration featured speeches and a healthy spread of baked goods.
Also for the grand opening the Friends of the Library put a large quilt on display. This quilt was made by members of the Friends of the Library in 1976 to celebrate 100 years in the town Mammoth.
Jo Bacon, explained that quilt only comes out for special occasions like the grand opening and many names of locals or their parents can be found in the numerous segments of the quilt.
One of the squares on the quilt shows the population in 1959 as 456 people, another, left blank white, depicts the legendary winter of 69.
The $8 million project was a joint effort between Cerro Coso College, Mammoth Lakes Friends of the Library, the Town of Mammoth and the State, among others. Many donors were instrumental in raising money for the project.
The sign in front of the library says that $320,000 dollars are still needed to put the finishing touches on the library. Rich McAteer, with the friends of the library reports that after a recent fundraiser mailing, that number is down to $220,000.