When Marjorie (Marge) Helgesen was hired as an assistant in the children’s department of the Park County Public Library in Cody in 1976, she had no idea she would continue to serve the people of Cody and Park County for 40 years. She’s now Marge Buchholz, and her years of service are being celebrated with a public reception in the Biblio Bistro of the Park County Public Library in Cody from 9 am to 4 pm on Tuesday, September 27.
She was promoted to circulation manager in 1978, then became manager of the Cody library in 2005. She’s seen many changes in her years with the library with the arrival of automation and other technologies. Vinyl records were replaced by audio cassettes, CDs, video tapes, DVDs, and most recently by downloadable audiobooks and e-books for patrons to enjoy on a computer or mobile device. One of the big changes Marge experienced came when she was involved in the project to create a new library for Cody in the former Marathon Oil Company building.
Often found at the main circulation desk to remain in touch with the community, Marge also reviews and orders many of the books and other materials added to the collection of the library. Assisted by the very generous Friends of the Cody Library, Marge has built an enviable collection of educational and informational CDs and DVDs that are well used by library patrons.
Marge said her work experience at the Cody library “is the most wonderful, relevant, interesting, happiest job experience I have had in my life.”