Li­brary cel­e­brates three decades

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS - David Charlesworth

THIRTY years of en­tic­ing and in­form­ing read­ers of the Yar­loop com­mu­nity was cel­e­brated on Thurs­day with a morn­ing tea at the Yar­loop Li­brary.

Cel­e­brat­ing the of­fi­cial open­ing in Au­gust, 1987, the li­brary was dec­o­rated with past pho­tos of Yar­loop and stu­dent art­work of why they love li­braries.

Har­vey shire prin­ci­pal li­brar­ian Ruth Camp­bell-Hicks thanked the past and pre­sent li­brar­i­ans who at­tended the morn­ing in­clud­ing the Yar­loop Li­brary’s first li­brar­ian Kathryn Camisa.

Ms Camisa shared her mem­o­ries of the early days of the li­brary and the mem­bers of the com­mu­nity who made it spe­cial.

“This was the best job I ever had, sit­ting up on this hill read­ing books,” Ms Camisa said.

“There are some kids that have grown up and their kids come here now, I love that.”

Or­gan­iser of the li­brary’s con­struc­tion Ge­off Cat­tach spoke on how the project came about and the many mem­bers of the com­mu­nity that came to­gether for it.

Shire pres­i­dent Ta­nia Jack­son said with how well loved and well used the li­brary was even af­ter 30 years, it was good for the com­mu­nity that the build­ing sur­vived last year’s fires.

Stu­dents from Yar­loop Pri­mary School did a read­ing of Har­vey au­thor Kylie Howarth’s book Chip in­clud­ing hand­made flap­ping seag­ulls.

Yar­loop Pri­mary School stu­dents Cal­lum Ross, Year 2, Mah­nee Gil­bert, Year 3, and Bren­ton Payne, Year 2, read Chip by Har­vey au­thor Kylie Howarth.

LEFT: Li­brar­ian Ar­lene Abaquin and Har­vey shire com­mu­nity devel­op­ment of­fi­cer Stella John­son.

RIGHT: Har­vey prin­ci­pal li­brar­ian Ruth Camp­bell-Hicks and Yar­loop Li­brary's first li­brar­ian Kathryn Camisa.

Pic­tures David Charlesworth

Past li­brar­i­ans Gail Wick­ham, of Leschenault, and Ruth Haynes, of Bin­ningup.

Li­brary found­ing or­gan­iser Ge­off Cat­tach and li­brar­ian Salli Watt.

Part time li­brar­ian Han­nelie Eloff and Janet Deegan, from the State Li­brary.

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