On behalf of the Kenai Community Library staff, I would like to thank the many volunteers who helped us move books, furniture and office supplies into the new library addition. Your generous donation of time and energy helped us meet our re-opening deadline. We are especially grateful to the volunteers from Home Depot and Lowes who gave their day off to help us on a Saturday. Our Saturday team included: Phil Smith, Tammi Dennis, Trisha Sanders, Kim Neal, Ben Smith, Debbie Goodenough, Myles Manning, Patrick Manning, Ellen Kempf, Don Evans, Kimber Glidden, Anthony Cole, Clif Caffall, Cat Patrick, Barbara Patrick, Bobbi G., Scott G., Amber Webber, Caitlin Isham and Jessica M.
Thanks also to all of the volunteers who helped re-label and shelve books during the three week closure: Elder Peck, Elder Richmond, Alex Koch, Victoria Trujillo, Robert Peterson, Reilly Becker, Bob Peters, Rebecca Lambourn, Bill Nelson, Kathy Heus, Eileen Bryson, Phil Bryson, Jo Lynn Brown, Caroline Ostrander, Anita Necessary, Margaret Simon and Phil Smith. The Brown Bear hockey players even pitched in for some heavy lifting and furniture moving.
Special thanks to high school students Cameron Hensley and Tyler Cannon, who kept coming back to the library and helped us box up and store items, re-label books, and assisted with numerous other tasks.
Finally, thanks to our Project Manager Kevin Lyon and all of the city employees who pitched in at the library whenever we cried for help.
Mary Jo Joiner, Library Director
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