Area library celebrates 100 years of reading
Local dignitaries, librarians, Friends of the Library and patrons gathered Wednesday to commemorate the Park Rapids Area Library's century of enhancing literacy.
Another (almost) centenarian sat in the audience, receiving a round of applause for her historical role at the library.
Longtime Park Rapids resident Martha Wade Vaerst, 97, was recognized as the first to serve as a juvenile section librarian in 1931, earning $6 a month ("not a week!" she corrected).
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