Long-time Goshen County Library Director Isabel Hoy will retire April 30.
Isabel is a Goshen County native and a first generation American. She began her library career in March 1962. She started as a page, then worked as a circulation clerk from the fall of 1962 until June 1964. She returned to the library in 1971 to work on the bookmobile. In April 1973 she took her current seat as director.
Among her many achievements, she oversaw a successful library remodel in 1999, and recently, during her directorship, the Goshen County Library Foundation succeeded in meeting its fundraising goal for the Wyoming Library Endowment Challenge. The library raised $232,608 locally, which brought the library foundation $797,826 in state match and incentive funds to build the library’s long-term future through its endowment.
Isabel was featured in a Torrington Telegram article on March 6 that detailed her life and work. In the article, she said, “I will miss the people for sure. Our library customer base is a wonderful group and the staff is wonderful.”
Hoy plans to spend more time with her family and to focus on her business, the Tea Kettle Ranch Bed & Breakfast. She leaves a significant legacy at the Goshen County Library and in the wider Wyoming Library Community.