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Kim Embretson from West Central Initiative presented birthday balloons to librarian Susan Heusser-Ladwig and Pat Holper, president of the Friends of the Library, at the library's open house on Monday. The library raised $12,000 for its endowment fund through West Central Initiative last year. Connie Vandermay/FOCUS

Perham library celebrates 90 years

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The Perham Area Public Library is celebrating its 90th birthday this year, and with it "90 years of volunteers," said librarian Susan Heusser-Ladwig.


In an interview last week, Heusser-Ladwig shared stories from the library's history as recorded in various scrapbooks. Newspaper clippings, photos and library board minutes have been compiled over the years by many volunteers, including former librarian Catherine Drahmann.

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