The Alaska library community suffered a huge loss with the death of Emily H. DeForest, the feisty librarian of Kenai Community Library from 1971 to 1999. Under her leadership, the library evolved to become the award-winning library it is today. Emily was a visible library supporter, even in retirement, who attended Kenai City Council meetings, chamber of commerce luncheons and numerous local benefits. Library staff members and volunteers mourn her loss. We will miss her wit, her wisdom and leadership.
On behalf of Kenai Community
Library staff and volunteers
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