Community members, council staff and librarians past and present celebrate 30th anniversary of Waroona Library
A public library is generally a quiet place, but it was a bit louder at Waroona on Wednesday as a special milestone was celebrated.
Community members from the young to the young at heart, current and former staff members and Shire of Waroona staff congregated at the Waroona Library last week to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
Waroona Library assistant Kathy Gurr said it was fantastic to be commemorating the milestone.
“The library is an essential hub for the community, even in the digital age,” she said.
“It is not just about books, it is about access to the internet for those residents who cannot access it at home, it is about creative play for children, and it is about providing a location for community groups to meet.”
Fellow staff member Lis Oliver said there had been two or three generations of the same families who had used the facility.
“One of things I love about it is you see the children grow up and then they bring their own children along to the library,” she said.
Ms Oliver and former Waroona librarians Polly Bonner and Kaye Eatts helped cut the cake to mark the occasion, which was shaped as an open book.
The Waroona Library was officially opened on September 18, 1992, having relocated from the Drakesbrook Roads Board building on South Western highway.
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