Grandview Library 50th Anniversary

Stacey Torosian, 8, of Glendale, pins the tail on the donkey during the Grandview Library's 50th anniversary celebration at the library on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer / January 17, 2014)

Grandview Library held a week-long celebration for its 50th anniversary, culminating with a birthday bash for the library on Friday with games, storytelling and children decorating 100 cupcakes.

On Monday, there was a retirement party for children's librarian Edgar Bullington, or Mr. B, who is retiring after 26 years, said Katherine Loeser, branch librarian at Grandview. As part of the event, Bullington was presented with a picture book, she added.

Other anniversary activities held at the library, located at 1535 5th St., included a performance by a magician and a watercolor workshop where children learned how to paint "selfies," Loeser said.

-- Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com

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