ONE of Bishopton’s most popular facilities celebrated its 25th anniversary with a series of community events in 2009.

A cake was cut at Bishopton Library to mark the historic milestone, with a gathering of staff, customers, councillors and the winners of special competitions taking place.

First opened on April 19, 1984, by Provost George Logie, of Renfrew District Council, the well-loved library was serving around 450 visitors per week and had issued more than 27,000 items each year.

Janet Clasper, senior library supervisor at Bishopton Library at the time, said: “I would like to thank all library users for their support over the past 25 years.

“All the staff at Bishopton Library look forward to providing an up-to-date and informative service over the coming years.”

Councillor Eileen McCartin, who was convener of Renfrewshire Council’s community and family care policy board, added: “Over the years, Bishopton Library has developed the range of services it provides to meet the changing needs of its customers.”

Various competitions were organised by the library as part of the anniversary celebrations.

Three youngsters, all pupils at Bishopton Primary, won the different categories of the children’s competitions.

Niall McGrory won the P1 to P3 contest, based on a word puzzle on the word ‘library.’

The remaining contests for primary kids were on the theme ‘Why I like living in Bishopton and visiting Bishopton Library.’

The P4/P5 contest was won by Ciaran Gallagher, while Sarah Wilson won the P6/P7 category.

Margaret Camelford won a local history quiz for adults, compiled by library staff.

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