Villarma closes the book on library career after 34 years
April 26, 2023
The Irene Ingle Public Library has undergone countless changes in the past three decades, from the digitization of its catalog to major building renovations to the advent of e-books. Library Director Margaret Villarma has guided the facility through it all, offering support to elders and fostering a love of reading in generations of Wrangell youth. Now, after 34 years, she is ready to retire.
"I'm just grateful for the job I had here," she said. "I really am. I enjoyed it. I couldn't have asked for a better career path to take. It was perfect for me. And the community is just so supportive...