By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Scambler enters next chapter of library career as new director


Caroleine James/Wrangell Sentinel

Sarah Scambler grew up visiting the Irene Ingle Public Library. Now, after seven years as assistant librarian, she is taking the helm as director.

The Irene Ingle Public Library has been guided by a distinguished line of library directors, from Helen Hofstad, who ran the library when it opened in 1921, to Irene Ingle, Kay Jabusch and Margaret Villarma. Now that Villarma has retired, former Assistant Librarian Sarah Scambler is stepping into the role of library director to continue the facility's over 100-year legacy.

Her official first day was June 26; Villarma's last day in the office was June 27.

Wrangell's library has been a part of Scambler's life since she was a little girl. Her mother, Ginny Helgeson, was a librarian, so she s...

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