The Minneola Schoolhouse Library is hosting a 10th Anniversary Open House on Thursday, April 18 between 4 – 7 p.m. Patrons, neighbors and community residents young and old are invited to gather together and enjoy a special musical performance, games, snacks, drinks, and cake!
Our little white clapboard schoolhouse was built in 1884 and served as a place of learning for local children until 1915, when the Clermont-Minneola School District consolidated, and a bigger, brick school was constructed on Second and Oak Streets to accommodate the growing population. Over the years the schoolhouse spent incarnations as a home and a duplex.
Minneola, the third largest city in South Lake County had never had a public library until 2006 when the city purchased the old Schoolhouse on Main Avenue. Extensive renovations began and the old structure from 1884 was transformed. Special attention and time were taken to restore the building to its original state as well as to update to current building codes and standards. On April 18, 2009 the Minneola Schoolhouse Library celebrated its grand opening to overwhelming community support.
If you have never been to the Minneola Library, you need to come visit! We may be the smallest of the fifteen Lake County libraries, but as one local patron commented “This is the cutest little library and the staff are so friendly”. Why not pay us a call and have a piece of cake.
The Minneola Schoolhouse Library is located at 100 South Main Avenue. For more information email Josephine Dix at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library at (352) 432-3921 Ext 380.