SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Another gala at the Springfield City Library.
They celebrated the 101st anniversary of the building with a night of dinner and live music. A silent auction was also held to raise money for the library.
The original building was built in 1871, and by 1912 a new building reopened, which is still the building that houses the library.
22News talked to one of the organizers of the gala who talked to 22News about the significance of the old building.
"Anyone can come in and get a library card for free, use computers, learn how to read, learn how to get a job, and just do whatever they want to do to become better people," said library director Molly Fogarty.
In 1998, the library was restored with grant money from the state's Historical Commission.