I want to thank the community for supporting the Orcas Island Library in its current building for the past 20 years. I invite anyone who hasn’t seen the wonderful new displays in our meeting room, created by artist Carla Stanley, to visit us when possible. Carla also painstakingly constructed a collage of photos about the building project—many of you will find yourselves among the images.
Volunteers Marcia Spees and Leith Templin made terrific contributions in compiling binders highlighting events before, during, and after the period of construction. I offer library staff member Kathy Lunde a special thanks for coordinating the project, including our open house this past Wednesday. In observance of this anniversary, we will be offering a series of lectures this spring and summer, culminating in a community picnic on July 20, followed by the Friends’ Library Fair on the Library grounds on August 10.