Lake County: Celebration set for Hammond Library Centennial

From Lake News

” In 1916 Harriet Lee Hammond provided for Upper Lake what Andrew Carnegie provided for Lakeport and more than 2,500 other towns and cities – a library building. That library still serves Upper Lake, making it one of the town’s oldest continuously-operating businesses.The Lake County Library invites the public to the centennial celebration of the Harriet Lee Hammond Library on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. The historic library is located at the corner of Main and Second Streets in Upper Lake.Linda Bushta has worked in the Hammond Library since 2006 and loves the quiet atmosphere of the library’s soaring ceilings and redwood-paneled interior. “Upper Lake is a wonderful little community and by working in the library I feel I belong here,” she said. “Every week, the kindest and friendliest people come in the door, both residents of the Northshore and people passing through our little county on their way somewhere. I love the history of the old building and hearing the stories of the people a century ago who made it happen.” Plans for the celebration include closing Second Street from Main Street to Washington Street to allow the party plenty of space.Special displays will chronicle the history of the library and the Upper Lake Women’s Protective Club, or ULWPC.”