Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Library Director Vicki Shurly, left, anchor donor Nancy Davy, and LIbrary Board President Heatherlyn Johnson in front of the donor wall at the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
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The grand opening of the new Peninsula Community Library is happening tomorrow, Sept. 7, 2019 at 10 a.m. But a special reception for the major donors was held tonight to celebrate the brand new library on the corner of Center Road and Island View Road.

Library director Vicki Shurly honored the donors who made it happen, and library board president Heatherlyn Johnson introduced Tim Carroll, who spoke a few words about the legacy of the library for generations to come.

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Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Front porch of the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo

Read more about the new library here, including the long timeline from when a previous library board purchased the land in the 1990s. Here are a few photos from tonight’s reception.

Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Peninsula Community Library Director Vicki Shurly at a special reception for major donors | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Tim Carroll and Heatherlyn Johnson at a special reception for major donors of the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Library Board President Heatherlyn Johnson at a special reception for major donors of the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Library Board Trustee Nikki Sobkowski at a special reception for major donors of the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors (Community Room) | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Tim Carroll at a special reception for major donors of the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Amy Eaton and Meg Havenga at a special reception for major donors of the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Library Director Vicki Shurly, left, and Library Board President Heatherlyn Johnson at the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Heatherlyn Johnson, left, Dean Johnson and Jane Johnson Boursaw in front of the Mary Johnson Fireplace at the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Library Board Trustees Lorraine Brickman, Heatherlyn Johnson and Nikki Sobkowski in front of the Mary Johnson Fireplace at the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Display of phones used on the Old Mission Peninsula; permanent collection from the estate of Jack and Vi Solomonson at the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
“Book” cookies at a special reception for major donors of the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Circulation Desk in the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Coffee Bar in the new Peninsula Community Library, funded by Jon and Sue Kinne | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Coffee Bar in the new Peninsula Community Library, funded by Jon and Sue Kinne | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Harpist plays near the Mary Johnson Fireplace in the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
The Mary Johnson Fireplace in the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Johnson-Carroll History Room in the new Peninsula Community Library, funded by Tim Carroll | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Johnson-Carroll History Room in the new Peninsula Community Library, funded by Tim Carroll | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Small Group Meeting Room funded by Friends from Neahtawanta Group in the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Small Group Meeting Room funded by Friends from Neahtawanta Group in the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Teen Room in the new Peninsula Community Library, funded by Tom’s Food Markets | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Teen Room in the new Peninsula Community Library, funded by Tom’s Food Markets | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Children’s Area in the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Tom’s Food Markets play structure in the Children’s Area of the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Front porch of the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Front porch of the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Front door of the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Front door of the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Front door of the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
Front door of the new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Community Library hosts reception for major donors on the Old Mission Peninsula
The new Peninsula Community Library | Jane Boursaw Photo

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Jane, You did a fantastic photo job of the new library. And I loved the picture of you, Dean and Heatherlyn in front of the fireplace in memory of Mary. She would be so happy to see that. Thanks for all you do.

  2. I’m looking at three bottles of white wine in one of the photos and not one is from Old Mission Peninsula. Somebody really screwed up!

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