One for the books

Left to right: Rachel Newnes (Library supervisor), Dee Atkinson (Outreach librarian), Marie Garland (Library assistant), Christine Lewis (Community librarian), Jane Sibley (Library assistant), Kym Kearns (senior Library assistant), Sally Sheedy (Customer and Community Services group manager), Brad Ward (Community Services manager), mayor Jim Mylchreest, Rosemary Bublitz (past Library manager) and Claire Mead (cataloguing/acquisitions librarian.

Former Cambridge Library staffers celebrated its 150th birthday with existing staff and invited guests at a Wine and Cheese evening last week.

Waipā mayor Jim Mylchreest cut the birthday cake and recalled how he was a council manager when the Cambridge Service Centre was built and the library moved into in 1998.

It was thought there would be enough room to expand for decades but such has been the library’s popularity in recent years, that an alternative would need to be found, he said.

Geoff Walker, who regularly plays at Resthaven, entertained at the function.

 

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