WEST POINT –Hawkes Children’s Library hosted its sixth annual candlelight open house on Monday night to the delight of locals who took shelter from the heavy rain in the cozy historic library in downtown West Point.
The event was highlighted by classic Christmas carols sung by students from the Valley High School Chorus under the flickering light of electric candles.
“We do this so that the community can come in and just socialize and just see the library,” said Director Debra Robinson. “It’s a fun event.”
Hawkes library originally was built in 1922, is a landmark on Georgia’s historic register, and one of the few libraries that still allows patrons to borrow a book by signing it out on a card.
“(Albert King) Hawkes originally designed this (library) for children, but it’s never been entirely for children,” said Robinson. “… Dr. Hawkes was an…