After 24 years, Joan Holzer closes the library chapter of her life
By David F. Rooney
Joan Holzer called it a day on Friday, closing a 24-year-long chapter of her life at the Okanagan Regional Library.
Libraries and their custodians are important in our culture. They maintain what are essentially temples of literacy and they work hard to inculcate that literacy in children and adults.
24 years. That’s a long time and for many people in Revelstoke Joan Holzer is probably the only head librarian they have known. Certainly they love and respect her as was evident by the scores of people who came to pay their respects and help her celebrate her final day on the job.
Personally, I always looked forward to seeing Joan, and her co-workers, whenever I dropped by the library, usually two or three times a week.