Li­brary cel­e­brates 40th birth­day

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - REPORTER NEWS -

HAR­VEY Pub­lic Li­brary cel­e­brated its 40th birth­day with many of its pa­trons and past staff turn­ing up to mark the mile­stone.

Prin­ci­pal li­brar­ian Ruth Camp­bell-Hicks thanked the more than 40 peo­ple who at­tended for their con­tin­ued sup­port of the li­brary.

“It was lovely to see so many of the com­mu­nity who have been com­ing to the li­brary for many years,” Ms Camp­bell-Hicks said.

“Thank you to all the volunteers over the years, I don’t know how many it is but it would be a lot.”

Ms Camp­bell-Hicks said the while the build­ing it­self was nearly 100 years old, the cel­e­bra­tion marked the day the li­brary joined the State li­brary sys­tem.

A dis­play of the li­brary’s his­tory was set up for the morning tea with photos go­ing back to the ear­li­est days of the build­ing af­ter it was built in 1921 and its open­ing as a State li­brary in 1977.

“It’s still very much a cen­tre of the com­mu­nity and open to ev­ery­body,” she said.

Har­vey li­brary vol­un­teer Ge­or­gia Cripps, com­mu­nity and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment man­ager Pa­trick Quin­li­van and Cr Amanda Lovitt.

For­mer Har­vey Se­nior High School deputy prin­ci­pal Jan Jef­fery and Mar­garet Sabourne.

Ted and Lyn Watt, of Har­vey.

Li­brary of­fi­cer Salli Watt and Har­vey li­brary’s first li­brar­ian Lorraine Ven­ables.

Har­vey Pub­lic Li­brary prin­ci­pal li­brar­ian Ruth Camp­bell-Hicks and li­brary of­fi­cer Ar­lene Abaquin.

Har­vey shire com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Stella John­son and Cr Michelle Boy­lan.

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