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Joanna Howard was named the new manager of the LaBarge Branch Library this month. Joanna has worked as a substitute in the library for the past three years and has participated in storytime events with her children as well. She’s currently planning adult programming, including some centered on the local area and history. Her mission is to continue having the LaBarge Branch Library as a pillar of the community, where patrons come enjoy visiting with each other while finding information resources and searching for recreational reading.

After almost 26 years at the LaBarge Branch Library, long-time manager Marika Thayer retired on December 31, 2018. When she started, the library was just an old house on a lot. She very much enjoyed watching the beautiful new library being built. She is looking forward to having more time to look for new books to read. The Lincoln County Library will miss her greatly and they wish her wonderful literary adventures and exciting reading opportunities.

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