Planners of the 45th birthday party for the Fairfield Woods Branch Library could not have booked better weather for Saturday's celebration.

A variety of features greeted the community who turned out to celebrate the busiest branch library in the state.

The event showcased a dozen local craftmakers and food vendors, including organic honey and frozen yogurt. Among the crafts people glassblower Hugh Naggar demonstrated his skills.

Town officials also were hand with Town Librarian Karen Ronald to read a citation recognizing the library anniversary. Ronald also read tributes from patrons who offered reflections on the library and thanks for the branch library's contributions to the community.

The branch library's first chapter dates to the 1930s, when a branch of the Fairfield Public Library was first established in Stratfield School, then relocated to the Jackman Avenue fire station. It later was moved to a site at Andrew Warde High School before ita permanent home was built at 1147 Fairfield Woods Road in 1969.