Library celebrates 40th birthday
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.