The doors are officially open! After all the planning, fundraising, and hard work that goes into opening a new library, the Washakie County Library held its grand opening on Saturday, December 11. The new library is located in downtown Worland at 801 Big Horn Ave.
“We’ve spent so much time looking back at the evolution of the Library in Washakie County,” Washakie County Library Director Karen Funk said. “Libraries are changing, but they’re still a resource that every community needs. All of us on the staff are excited to be part of that, for future generations to look back on. I feel we’re making history every day.”
Mike Healy was given the honors of cutting the ribbon. Mike was instrumental in the project by making a substantial private donation. The building was dedicated in honor of his late wife, Jean Bailey Healy, who passed away in 2009.
“One of the best parts of my job is to see everything our colleagues around the state do to serve their communities and make their communities thrive,” said Jamie Markus, Wyoming State Librarian. “This library will open doors of opportunity for all Washakie County residents. The board, the staff, and the entire community are to be commended for making this new library a reality.”