10 Years of the McClelland Library

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After years of dreaming and construction, in October of 2012 the McClelland Library opened its doors for the first time to welcome in the public.  In the 10 years since, the Library has hosted dignitaries, developed popular programming for all ages, brought in lecturers from around the globe, developed and hosted traveling exhibits, cultivated rare, special, and archive collections, made available for check out hundreds of Irish and Celtic books, and grown the library’s full collection to over 10,000 volumes. And, we are only getting started.


We invite you to join us on the evening of April 12th to celebrate the first decade of the McClelland Library.

This special event is invitation only. Please make sure to RSVP so we know how many guests will be in attendance.

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Time: 7PM – 9PM

Food: Hors d’Oeuvres and Beer and Wine

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

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This will be a closed event, so only those who RSVP will be able to attend.

The Library under Charles T. Moore: The first McClelland Library Head Librarian

How could we celebrate 10 years at the Library without celebrating 10 years of Chas? While his modesty will never allow him to admit it, his tenure at the McClelland Library was essential to the Library’s success. The Library’s accomplishments are his accomplishments and the McClelland Library wouldn’t be where it is today without his hard work, dedication, professionalism, and creativity.

Charles, or Chas as most know him, was a board member of the Irish Cultural and Learning Foundation before being recruited by Norman McClelland to run the McClelland Library. Chas holds masters’ degrees in both Education and Library Science.  Prior to his work with the McClelland Library, Chas taught at and ran Mesa Community College’s Library as well as led the College’s Irish Studies Program.  In addition to his academic and professional achievements, Chas is a talented traditional Irish musician who we hear may go on tour with his equally talented wife Barb in their newfound retirement.

10 Years of People, Programs & Possibilities

Chas Moore and Norman P. McClelland

(Charles Moore at left with Norman McClelland at right)

Chas will be greatly missed

We appreciate everything he and Norman have done for the Library

Support our next 10 years at the Library!


We hope you will be able to join us for our anniversary celebration.

If you wish to support our next ten years, you can donate below.