MemorialFine ArtsHeritage Room -          new displayYouth Programming - ISU Insect ZooAdult Programming - Humanities Iowa

A few highlights in pictures from 2016 ~

1. Bicycle enthusiasts Norm Charlton, Tom Kurth & John Eich installed a bike rack in memory of Rich McKibben, past Albion resident. Under Rich's name the inscription reads 1955-2012, RAGBRAI & Iowa 150, "Never Quit Learning".

2. Fine Arts is what Megan Assenmacher-Umthun lives - by teaching dance, auxiliary, vocal, and more! Here she's assisting a boy from the audience during her Aerial Dance Expo, featuring a lyra suspended from its portable trapezoid base.

3. Heritage Room addition - commemorating Reverend Elgin E. Howard (1947-1994). In a shadowbox lays his clerical robe handmade by his mother Margaret, his bio and his bible.  The Howard family grew up in the Albion United Methodist Church. Elgin graduated Theological Seminary in 1974 and was affiliated with the Albion area community until 1985.

4. Youth programming included ISU student entomologists bringing their "insect zoo" inside the library. They even offered up an art project using live maggots!

5. Adult events included a Humanities Iowa sponsored program with Rudy Daniels. Travelogues took viewers to the Netherlands, France, Alaska and Africa - to name a few. Then there were photography features taken around Iowa and a program on the Meskwaki Settlement.















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Mission Statement

 Our mission is to provide equal access to information, ideas, programs~

~to support lifelong learning with resource material, current high interest material,

and with programs & services~

~to promote the interest and success of youth in reading, in learning, in school~

~to maintain our heritage for the future by gathering/updating family information

and local/regional historical information~

~to offer a Heritage Room~