The Columbia County Public Library celebrated its 50th anniversary on October 1st with a wildly successful birthday party at the Main Library in Lake City. Over 500 people attended the two-hour party that included visits by Clifford the Big Red Dog and Fancy Nancy, demonstrations of woodworking, flower arranging, cake decorating, painting, searching genealogy resources and hands-on children’s craft making. Refreshments included birthday cake and punch, plus Halloween-themed cupcakes provided at the cake decorating booth. Memory Books were placed at Main and at the two branches for library patrons to write down their fondest memory of the Library during the past fifty years. Attendees also had a chance to see the newly renovated Circulation area and the new carpet throughout the building.