For the first time since 1946, Palmyra has a new library building.
The Palmyra Community Library opened to the public on Monday morning at its new location at 402 East Main St.
Library Director Patricia Baynes is pleased with the new structure.
“This was the International Headquarters for the Garlock Packing Company,” Baynes said. “We restored the original ceramic tile. It had deteriorated over the years and it was all covered. We didn’t it was even there. Garlock provided us with a grant to help restore that.”
Baynes has a photograph of the Garlock Office Building from 1906, which will be framed and put on display.
The library’s former location was a house at 127 Cuyler St.
“It was a beautiful, charming old house that was chopped up,” said Baynes of the Tyler St. location. “It was donated but it wasn’t appropriate for a library, given the activities that go on in a library now.