The Drumheller Public Library will be saying farewell to a member of their staff.

Debbie LaPlante has worked with Drumheller's library for nearly 24 years. Her last day will be June 30, 2017.

"1994 was where I started part time for a summer job through STEP and I started permanently in 1995," stated LaPlante. "I just know it's coming and I'm ready for it. I'm ready to try another chapter in my life."

LaPlante has seen all the changes that the library has made, from moving buildings to new technology. She noted that the public library is an important information centre for the public, even though we have all this new technology.

"I see us as being a real hub with programming for the community (and) we share lots of space and programming with other members of the community," LaPlante expressed. "The library has always been known as a safe space, a safe haven for people to come and that hasn't changed. I see us being more relevant in that aspect than we have ever before."

So, what will you miss most about the library?

"I'll miss the people that come into the library and the people I've got to know over the years. I'll miss the staff, of course, (because) that's something that you get used to working with people for so long, you're almost family and we've gone through lots together. I won't forget any of that, I'll miss that and I'll miss the library itself," concluded LaPlante.



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