The Cold Lake library will be missing a very familiar face from now on.
Library Director Mary Anne Penner has retired after 28 years of service.
Mary Anne was a founding member of the Northern Lights Library system, joining in 1987. Since then she’s seen the transition to computerized records, eBooks, the system’s expansion to two, three and then back to two branches and countless other changes in the library system and Cold Lake itself.
Retirement doesn’t mean a change to a slower pace though, Mary Anne plans to keep her days busy as a member of the Lakeland Catholic School Board, visiting her grandchildren in Edmonton and much more.