Photos by Lucie Roy
The Morinville Community Library had its official grand opening and logo unveiling Sunday afternoon. Approximately 100 board members, staff, volunteers, patrons, sponsors and dignitaries came out for the event.
From left: Darrell Knapp of Alliance Pipeline, Larry Tiedemann Northern Lights Library System Board Chair, Immediate Past Library Board Chair Noreen Radford, Library Manager Isabelle Cramp, Library founding board member Lil Boddez, Ms. Jacquie Fenske, MLA for Fort Saskatchewan – Vegreville, and Mayor Paul Krauskopf cut the ceremonial ribbon. – Lucie Roy Photo
Darrel Knapp, Area Manager for Alliance Pipeline, presents Morinville Community Library Manager Isabelle Cramp with a cheque for $75,000. The local business is one of the library’s platinum sponsors and the cheque represents a 10-year sponsorship of the library to be paid over three years. – Lucie Roy Photo
Mayor Paul Krauskopf presents Isabelle Cramp with a glass sculpture in commemoration of the official opening. The Town of Morinville is also one of the library’s platinum sponsors. In addition to providing the structural renovations, the Town provided a $50,000 grant to pay for the library’s new shelving.
Over the past year the Town of Morinville Public Library Board, staff and volunteers have been involved with several fundraising initiatives to help fund the renovations for the new facility. Sunday’s grand opening was, in addition to showing off the new library, an opportunity to publicly thank the platinum, silver, bronze and penny drive sponsors.
The Friends of the Morinville Public Library were recognized for their ongoing efforts to provide the library with the additional resources and equipment it requires, most recently the purchase of a new group of public computers. Bronze level sponsors who donated $500 or more include Joseph Trapani, Brent Melville of ReMax Real Estate, The Father’s House Christian Fellowship, The Rotary Club of Morinville, LBN Enterprises Inc., Smokin’ Elk Ranch, Bouchard Graphics and The Morinville News.
The Morinville Community Library’s new logo was also unveiled during the opening, a modified design that combines the heart and imagery of the five finalists in the library’s logo contest held this past summer.