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August 29, 2012


25 Years Ago- August 20, 1987

• A public reception is scheduled Sunday in the Camplan Room of the Goldendale Library to honor Librarian Jean Thompson, who is retiring after 20 years of service. Mrs. Thompson has been a Goldendale resident for 28 years.

“When I came to work here it was a 25 hour week position,” she noted.

When she started, the library was funded entirely by the City of Goldendale. In 1972, library service extended county wide and joined the Fort Vancouver Regional Library system. In 1980, the library’s local board decided it was time to expand the building, a massive fund-raising campaign followed. The city of Goldendale and others out together a $1.1 million pac...

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