Library looks back, brings history to future

The Staff, volunteers and members of the Board of Directors would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season.

It’s been a fantastically fun year at the Nakusp Public Library. The Staff, volunteers and members of the Board of Directors would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season, and to thank all of you for your support of the library over the past year. We would not be able to have such a beautiful library without the help of so many.

Our Christmas tree, generously donated by Heather Maxfield, has filled up nicely with requests for additions to our collection. An order has been placed, and the first shipment of new books is expected any day, right in time for your holiday reading.

The library will be closing interlibrary loan services from Dec. 14 to Jan. 1, and the library itself will be closed from Dec. 25 to Jan. 1. Come in soon to stock up for holiday reading and viewing, and while you’re there have a look at our hand-crafted items and like-new, very gently used books for sale at great prices for yourself or gifting. Hot Apple Cider and cookies will be on offer between Dec. 18 and 24 for you to enjoy while you browse.

December 14 will also be the last day to get a raffle ticket on Marilyn McKinnon’s gorgeous Gingerbread Quilt. The draw will be held on Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. at the library.

In other news, the elevator has been installed in the addition to the Centennial Building and, by all appearances, the addition will be completed very soon and the elevator operational. We’re very excited about having easy access to the library for all, and about our closer connections with our new neighbour, the Nakusp Historical Archives.

Our first co-operative program is already in the works. On Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at 7 p.m., Kyle Kush, who has been cataloging at the archives, will share coloured photographs of the Arrow Lakes region taken between 1944 and 1970 and the stories that go with them at the library. These photographs have only recently been discovered in the archives and have been seen by few. It’s sure to be an enlightening tour through the many changes to the region since 1944.