Library celebrates three decades
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.
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.