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Library celebrates a century as a place to get lost in a book


November 4, 2021

Sarah Aslam/Wrangell Sentinel

Former library director Kay Jabusch (left) and Margaret Villarma, current library director, stand in front of a board filed with old newspaper articles about the library, which celebrated its 100th birthday last week.

For lovers of the written word, one might argue that walking into a library is like a family reunion, of the senses at least. The smell of paper and ink pulls memories of curling up with a book, no phone to check or competition for attention.

Last Thursday, it felt like a reunion of the senses and also a library family reunion.

November marks 100 years since the library opened its doors on Oct. 31, 1921.

And before the cake could be cut and whittled down, former library director Kay Jabusch shared memories under the eaves of a building that did the opposite of shrink its size or offering...

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