Michelle Havenga to Retire After 40 Years at Sheridan County

Woman sitting on bench reading to socially distanced child and mother.

Michelle Havenga in action on Wyoming Libraries Snapshot Day 2020.

Woman reading book to German Shepherd dog.

Sharing books not just with kids, but with dogs!

After decades of dedicated service, Sheridan County Public Library System Children’s Librarian, Michelle Havenga will retire on August 31 — 40 years and one month after she was first hired.

The Sheridan Press published a wonderful story that’s well worth the read on Michelle and her upcoming retirement.

Michelle was well-known in the Wyoming library community and well-appreciated for her energy, joy, and sense of humor. Over the course of her career, she has inspired countless Sheridan County children to love reading and libraries.

All are invited to the library’s retirement party for Michelle on Friday, August 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fulmer Library at 335 W. Alger Street in Sheridan.

Woman in library reading a book to a large group of children. Library shelves in background.

Michelle reading to a crowd during the 2017 Wyoming Reads celebration.

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  1. Ted & Debbie & Isaiah

    Words are not enough to express our deepest appreciation for Michelle in her dedicated service and positive impact upon lthe lives of children and those who have grown to know and love her as servant to the Sheridan Fulmer children’s library. There are those God has created that are a special gift which rarely can be duplicated. Michelle is one of those special people and gifts. We truly shall miss her presence and contribution to all she has blessed by knowing her.

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