Wapiti Newsletter

Mar. 4, 2017
Branch Librarian Retires After 18 Years Serving Community of Humboldt
At 18 years to the day, Reid-Thompson Public Library Branch Librarian Rose Ward retired on January 4, 2017, leaving behind a legacy of dedicated work and commitment.  
Over the span of Ward's service as Wapiti Regional Library Branch Librarian to the community of Humboldt, SK, many partnerships were created that helped bring the library to the forefront of community life.

"We worked hard to make the library a visual part of the community," said Ward. "We made many connections and created a Friends of the Library partnership. We hosted Saskatchewan Book Awards on two occasions and tried to host author readings on a monthly basis."

After 18 years of managing the library, planning and conducting programs for patrons of all ages, Ward now finds time to pursue personal interests and projects.
Wapiti Regional Director Tony Murphy expressed his appreciation for Rose's years of exemplary service to the community of Humboldt and to the Wapiti Regional Library: "Rose created lasting and extremely positive partnerships and connections deep into her community. Not only did she provide front line library service to Humboldt library patrons every day, but she also continually reinforced her library as the heart of her community. She leaves not only a long and successful run as Humboldt's librarian, but also leaves a model of community engagement for other libraries to emulate! We wish her every happiness in her retirement." 
Reid-Thompson Public Library is one of Wapiti Regional Library's 46 branches in a geographical area spanning approximately 580,000 square kilometers.



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