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Nancy Nail Takes Over as Library Director

Nola Waddingham also shares some thoughts.

By Les Houser  .. from the Wright County Monitor
For the past 17 years, the Clarion Public Library has been in the capable charge of Nola Waddingham as its Director. She saw the building through a fundraising campaign for an addition and remodeling, which not only greatly increased the size of the facility but also architecturally preserved the original historic look in the new space. Her time has now come to retire and take life a bit easier, but not before she looks back on her time of service to this community.
“It has been a joy to serve as director of the library during the past 17 years,” said Waddingham. “During this time, by virtue of the growing role of libraries in our society, changes have occurred in material formats, media and services offered. Through area and community involvement, even the face of the beautiful 1907 library building has changed. This September will mark four years since the completion of the remodeling and expansion project. What a privilege to have been a part of the entire process.”
Waddingham will trade her desk chair for a more relaxing easy chair, and will have more time to enjoy life on the family farm and sharing even more time now with family and friends. She feels she has left the library operation in good hands “Through the years and experiences of working with my fellow library staff, it is no surprise that the next director came from this amazing group,” said Waddingham. “We can be certain, with its ongoing legacy of community support, the library will continue to advance with the years and into the future.”
Read the full article in the June 13 edition of the WCM.